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Can no longer share files wit networked PC .. windows firewall problm

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December 11, 2012 2:06:19 PM

Am using W7 with 2 networked PC’s DESKTOP & LAPTOP
File sharing has previously worked okay but now Im encountering a problem
When trying to share files from my LAPTOP to my DESKTOP
When I open my Network and Sharing Center on my LAPTOP and click on the Homegroup icon
The DESKTOP & LAPTOP icons appear
When I click on the DESKTOP icon I get a window with the message
\\DESKTOP is not accessible, you might not have permission to use this network server
I thought it might be related to the Windows firewall settings on the DESKTOP PC and when I tried to open the Windows firewall I got an error message 0x80070724 indicating I cannot adjust the settings in Windows Firewall.
Thinking I may have a virus or a rootkit problem I ran several antivirus programs as well as Malawarebytes, and found no serious problems.
How do I fix this so I can access all the files on my DESKTOP PC???
a b D Laptop
December 11, 2012 3:41:21 PM

Are you logged in as Administrator ?
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December 11, 2012 5:57:29 PM

inzone said:
Are you logged in as Administrator ?


yes
am logged on as administrator on both pcs in the neywork
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a b D Laptop
December 11, 2012 9:10:10 PM

If you have anti-virus protection then you can try disableing the Windows firewall and if that don't work you can always reenable it.
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December 11, 2012 9:22:22 PM

inzone said:
If you have anti-virus protection then you can try disableing the Windows firewall and if that don't work you can always reenable it.


Thanks for your reply but as I mentioned in my post, I thought the network sharing problem might be related to the Windows firewall settings on the DESKTOP PC. When I tried to open the Windows firewall I got an error message 0x80070724 indicating I cannot adjust the settings in Windows Firewall.

This is probably what is causing the sharing problem. So know I cannot disable or make any adjustments to Windows firewall on my DESKTOP PC
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December 19, 2012 3:07:55 AM

Thanks for all your suggestions................
I was able to solve the problem ...On my Desktop PC under Network and Sharing Center/Change Advance Sharing Settings-Protected Password Sharing was turned on..I simply turned it off
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