setting up file sharing

two desktops both running windows 7 home premium. got it set up once and it worked great. then due to problems on pc 2 I did a clean install of windows 7 home premium.

the files that I am trying to share reside on pc1. I have the homegroup set up on it and set several files to share and then selected read/write for those files. printed out the key and went to pc2 to set it up. did as instructed on control panel but there is no network and internet but went into network. thats when it gets crazy as it seems that in trying to join now and put in the password from pc1 it prints out its own password on the screen and says that there are no members in the homegroup.

could someone help or point me to a document to read and use?

Larry

 

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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 473 Applies to:
Answer

Open Network and Sharing Center

Make sure that the location for both PC's is set to Home

Also, make sure that both are in the same Workgroup. (click Start, type Change Workgroup Name), hit enter.

You can also run the HomeGroup troubleshooter

Click Start, type: Troubleshooting

Hit Enter

Do a search for homegroup

Right click the HomeGroup result and click run

Follow the on screen wizard.

If you are connected by a router, you could try disconnecting both machines, for 10 mins, restart both systems and connect again.


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Answer

Open Network and Sharing Center

Make sure that the location for both PC's is set to Home

Also, make sure that both are in the same Workgroup. (click Start, type Change Workgroup Name), hit enter.

You can also run the HomeGroup troubleshooter

Click Start, type: Troubleshooting

Hit Enter

Do a search for homegroup

Right click the HomeGroup result and click run

Follow the on screen wizard.

If you are connected by a router, you could try disconnecting both machines, for 10 mins, restart both systems and connect again.


Andre Da Costa http://adacosta.spaces.live.com http://www.activewin.com
Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
twitter/adacosta
groovypost.com

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