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.

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


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


Why can't I connect to other PCs?


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


Share files and folders on a network or a shared PC


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

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 100 Applies to: