My laptop windows 8 and desktop windows 7 home premium will not share files, even after creating a homegroup

I have tried everything I know to do. Even paid an expert to network the computers. He gave up.
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 99 Applies to:

Hi Travis,

 

Thank you for reaching to us on Microsoft Community.

 

From the issue description, it looks like you are facing issues with accessing or sharing files on HomeGroup on Windows 8 computer.

 

To help you suggest steps to resolve the issue, I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:

1.       Did the Windows 7 computer joined HomeGroup successfully?

2.       Do you receive any error message or error code?

 

Let’s follow these methods to fix the issue:

 

Method 1: You may run the HomeGroup troubleshooter and check if the issue persists.

 

HomeGroup problems in Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/homegroup-problems-in-windows

 

Method 2: You may follow steps from the article mentioned below and check.

 

Why can't I connect to other PCs?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/cant-connect-other-pcs

 

You may also refer to the following article for more information:

 

Share files and folders on a network or a shared PC

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/share-files-folders

 

Hope this information helps. If you need any assistance on Windows please revert back will be happy to help you.

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