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File Sharing on a Home Network

by pzebleckis / January 30, 2007 11:54 AM PST

I am working with two computers, a desktop and a laptop. I have both computers hooked up to a router. My internet connection on both computers is fine, but I am unable to share files. (So I know that the physical connection is ok.) I ran the Home Networking Setup Wizard on both computers and everything went ok. Now, when I open Network Places and click on View workgroup computers, I get the following error message.

Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

I get this same error message on both computers. What can I do to fix this?

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Sharing files
by keithb7875 / January 31, 2007 2:37 AM PST

I encountered the same problem and here is what I did to resolve it:

Select the files/folders you want to share on your network, right click the folder and select "Sharing and Security." Then click on the "Sharing" tab and click the option for "Share this folder on the network." I also selected the option for "Allow network users to change my files" only because I work between my notebook and desktop. Once that's complete, click "apply." If you've done this correctly, you will see a hand supporting the folder which indicates you've successfully shared the folder. Repeat this process for both computers.

Best of luck!

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Sharing setup correctly
by pzebleckis / January 31, 2007 7:21 AM PST
In reply to: Sharing files

Shared folders have already been setup, but I went ahead and double checked everything anyway and followed the instructions. I am still having the same problem.

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by stich1221 / February 1, 2007 8:49 PM PST

I get this proablem and think i have tried almost everything!!

Now i've given up Silly

I can get into my network files thats all i care about Silly

Other people can try more themselves if they think they can do it!

***** Oviously they cant!!!

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by pzebleckis / February 4, 2007 11:46 PM PST
In reply to: SAME!

I was messing around with my computers and finally found the problem. My firewall software was not correctly configured to handle file-sharing. Thanks for all of your advice.


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