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homegroup file sharing

Oct 22, 2016 7:36PM PDT

I have setup a homegroup on my desktop (windows 10). I sign in to the homegroup on my laptop (windows 7). I can open my shared file and thought everything was fine until I made changes to the file on the desktop and the changes did not show on the laptop. Is there something I can do to see the file changes (hopefully real time)

Thanks for any assistance.

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I had a client ask this.
Oct 23, 2016 12:25AM PDT

Turns out it was a Word doc. They wanted to have the file open on both machines and see the changes on both as they saved on the one PC. That's not how it works today.

If you are watching a folder with Windows Explorer it may not refresh so you know to tap F5 just like a browser to refresh the view.

This is not a bug. It's how it works.

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(NT) I had a client ask this.
Oct 27, 2016 10:03PM PDT
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I had a client ask this.
Oct 27, 2016 10:08PM PDT

Thanks for the response, however this didn't work for me. When I press F5 I got a popup box titled "Go To" and a place for "Reference:". I tried selectin the "OK" button but nothing changed. I also tried putting an excel cell reference in the box and selecting "OK", But again to no avail.
Please let me know of any method to sync the files. Thanks

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I had a client ask this
Oct 27, 2016 10:11PM PDT

This did not work for me. When I hit the F5 I get a pop up box titled "Go To" when I press "OK" nothing happens and when I put an Excel reference in the "Reference" box and press "OK" again nothing happens. Please advise if there's another way to sync my files between 2 computers using homegroup and connecting via Ethernet cable.

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In Excel
Oct 28, 2016 9:50AM PDT

There is limited shared editing. The F5 I referenced was for Windows Explorer and not Excel.

Microsoft writes "Coauthoring, or working on a spreadsheet at the same time with other people, is available in Excel Online but not in Excel 2016 (or earlier) for Windows."

So no. Excel 2016 or earlier does not do what you asked.

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