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Cannot access computers own shared folders

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Last response: in Networking
June 2, 2012 1:20:24 AM

Let me start off by saying both computers are running Windows 7 Pro x64, both have file and printer sharing turned on, use 128-bit encryption, password protected sharing is off and Windows manages homegroup connections.

Computer A cannot access its own or others shared network folders through the network icon on the desktop, I get the message "Windows cannot access \\Computer-A\My Documents" and if I try to access Computer B it gives me "Windows cannot access \\Computer-B". Computer B can access Computer A through the network with no problems. The folders have had the permissions set to Everyone. What could be causing this issue?

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June 2, 2012 5:50:20 AM

why are you using the Homegroup function?

I would disable the Homegroup and use regular Workgroup