Homegroup sharing only one-way

I just installed windows 7 on my laptop and desktop computers. I set up a Homegroup easily and it works great as I access info on my desktop from my laptop. However, my desktop cannot see any information on my laptop. I have tried shutting off my antivirus and firewalls on both computers, have tried leaving, rejoining, and creating a whole new Homegroup. Nothing seems to work. These are two clean installs aside from AVG 9 and now some miscellaneous programs I have, but nothing big as they are new. Any ideas?

I am running a Netgear WGT624 v3 router. My desktop is running windows 7 pro and my laptop is running Home Premium. They both have plenty of power.

 

 

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 994 Applies to:
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Hi jtskier1200r,
 
First, I'd suggest you to Open Homegroup troubleshooter on your desktop machine.
 
If your computer is having problems viewing computers or shared files in your homegroup, try using the HomeGroup troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that your computer's different network services are running correctly, and that your computer is a member of a homegroup.
 
Open the HomeGroup troubleshooter
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-HomeGroup-troubleshooter
 
If that does not come up with conclusive answers, you may check if the network discovery is on or not in your desktop.
 
If the network discovery is off, turn it on.
 
Enable or disable network discovery
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Enable-or-disable-network-discovery
 
Also enable file and printer sharing on both machines.
 
Enable file and printer sharing (also applicable for Windows 7)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Enable-file-and-printer-sharing
 
Also refer:
 
Why can't I join a homegroup?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Why-can-t-I-join-a-homegroup
 
FYI: If you have set passwords, make sure the passwords are the same on both the machines.
 

Azeez Nadeem - Microsoft Support

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