Also, COMPUTER-A is running Win 7 x86, while COMPUTER-B is running Win 7 64-bit.
I have 2 Win 7 machines and I am trying to share files between the two. Specifically, I want each to be able to see (read, write, edit, etc) the other's D drive (and all folders within). From one system, I can see the other system's D drive. But when I try to open it, I get a Windows error:
Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER-A\d
You do not have permission to access \\COMPUTER-A\d. Contact your network administrator to request access.
The Public folder on drive C IS shared. I replicated those settings and successfully shared my user folder (Snarl/snarl) on each C drive). But when I tried to replicate those settings for my D drive, it did not work.
I have conducted extensive web searches and tried many different suggestions. I don't know how to troubleshoot further/resolve. Here's what I have already tried/checked:
<div>--Both are members of the same WORKGROUP.
--The user on COMPUTER-A is 'Snarl.' The user on COMPUTER-B is 'snarl.' I tried adding a new user, 'snarl,' to COMPUTER-A, but Windows informed me that name was already in-use (as 'Snarl'--there is no user 'snarl' on COMPUTER-A).
--Neither user uses a password.
--Both network types are 'Home.'
--D is not the Windows partition--C is.
--The following are set on both systems:
--Network discovery is on
--File and printer sharing is on
--Public folder sharing is on
--Password protected sharing is off
--On the D drive for each system, I have carried out the following:
--Properties-->Sharing-->Advanced Sharing-->Share this folder is checked. Share name is "D"
--When setting drive permissions on COMPUTER-A, I am not allowed to add a user from COMPUTER-B. I have tried the following:
Properties-->Sharing-->Advanced Sharing-->Permissions--> entered the username 'snarl' and clicked 'Check Names.' The name changes to COMPUTER-A\snarl. The "From this location" field is set to COMPUTER-A and is greyed out. When I try to click the Locations... button to add users from COMPUTER-B, only COMPUTER-A is available. When I try to add the user manually (COMPUTER-B\Snarl), a "Name not found" box comes up and I am prompted to edit it. The same happens on COMPUTER-B--I cannot add a user from COMPUTER-A.
--I realize using a HOMEGROUP might be easier, but I would like to understand how to carry this out in a WORKGROUP. I have tried everything I have found on the web.
--Thanks in advance.