HomeGroup not working correctly

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by adduncan, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. adduncan

    adduncan New Member

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    Just set up a homegroup using 2 pcs running Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600), both pcs can see each other and connect to view the libraries

    this is where the problem arises

    when i try to open a library on the remote pc, it wont open it even though there are files in that area on the pc i am trying to access. it is exactly the same if i switch pcs and try to access the 1st one.

    the homegroup password is correct as i have changed it to a more memorable one

    any ideas why homegroup isnt working properly ?

    cheers for any help in advance
     
  2. adduncan

    adduncan New Member

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    Does anyone have any ideas on this
     
  3. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    make sure the firewall on both ends is setup to allow the local ips
     
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    You could dump Home Group a dubious feature and use user account sharing instead. Windows firewall has a nasty habit of turning itself back on if you turn it off. Try turning off password until you getting it to work. If this is a single user home computer I'd mark file sharing for everybody and allow full privileges. Networking and File Sharing need a lot of work as far as I'm concerned.
    Joe
     
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  5. adduncan

    adduncan New Member

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    My current internet security program has windows firewall completely disabled.

    As for my network layout, it's 2 pcs connected wirelessly using my internet router (Thomson/O2 Wireless Box II)
     
  6. Budsy

    Budsy New Member

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    I'm also having trouble with HomeGroup on my 2 Windows 7 Home Premium laptops, networked through a wireless access point in my house. I have no problems viewing HomeGroup computers; they all appear correctly. But when I try to access any files by clicking on the library folders, I only get a 'beep' and the folders will never open. No error messages, just no files show. This doesn't make sense.
     
  7. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I'm with Joe. Never did get to the bottom and understanding of the value of home groups. On my home lan which, when my kids/grandkids, are visiting, can be on average five computers running with cross paltforms, I have always just used normal sharing. - Works for me.
     

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