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If you clicked this I'll start with an apology. I tried for 4 hours last night and 6 hours today and I dunno what to do. My eyes are killing me now. But I'm sure you'll think me an idiot no matter what so here we go...

I have a PC and an Eee PC that I'm trying to connect together for ideally FULL access. As in I can explore all file structures on either computer from the other one. And then simply drag and drop files between computers for copying As in drag from desktop to desktop or be able to copy half of my backup drive onto my Eee PC or visa versa. Full access. Now for the setup.

My PC has Windows 7 x64 and the Eee PC is Win 7 x32. The PC is hard wired to my Belkin router and the Eee PC is wireless but also going through the router. The router is then (obviously) wired to the modem but I doubt that applies here. Now I can see each computer if I look at a map of the network.

Problem is Homegroup wont work. Remote access wont work (and I've allowed for remote access on both machines). And all the guides online don't seem to work either. Searching isn't finding my answer. It's like I'm trying to milk a cow and I'm missing something as simple as a hole in the bucket yet I can't see it from where I'm sitting. Just that it isn't working. So if someone could help me step by step with what I need I'd be very very grateful. Thanks so much! thumb.gif
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Can you ping each machine from eachother?
Turn the Windows firewall off and test.
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I was able to. With Windows firewall on for both computers.
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I was able to. With Windows firewall on for both computers.

Have you enabled sharing on both computers?
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Are both computers set to "Home network" and not "public"?

Have you shared the C:\ drive on both computers? (Not really necessary but I like to be able to move files between my computers anywhere with full access)?

Have you tried mapping network drive? (My comp>Map network drive> ///
   
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OK I enabled all sharing. No passwords on the home network. Now I can bring up the drives but I still can't access them and homegroup wont work still.
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This is a map of the network from my PC. Tylermini is the netbook and my PC is THECORE. My PC can't place it on the map. I'll take another pic from the netbook's perspective. That other computer is my roomie's and not of consequence.

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OK I enabled all sharing. No passwords on the home network. Now I can bring up the drives but I still can't access them and homegroup wont work still.

What do you mean by this? And I can't help much with homegroup as I don't use it but it isn't really necessary for simply moving files around computers on your network.

I assume you mean you can't write to the network drive in which case you need to do the following on both computers:

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Here is a pic of the network map as my netbook sees it. Why there is a big question mark there I dunno and it might be an issue.

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What do you mean by this?

It means that when I look under "Network" and click on the computer I can see two folders that come up. "C" and "Users". Both say "Share" below them and I can access the "Users" file. But I can't access the "C" drive as I don't have permission. Funny thing is I enabled permission as per the pic you posted. Exactly like that. Now from my Netbook I can access my backup drive on my PC, though.

Thank you for the help so far!
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Could this be an issue with the router?
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