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Okay so my friend has 3 pcs. 2 are running windows 7 and 1 is running a new copy of windows 8 pro. He has 2x2TB internal drives in his windows 8 pc. I set up a homegroup and enabled sharing between all the pcs on his network. For some reason though I can't go through the network to access either of his 2TB drives. I've given the permissions and i've set everything up as far as i can but can't find a solution. It simply says something about permissions to access this drive and contacting an administrator. Any suggestions?
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All I ever read about home group is users complaining about how broken it is. Great job Microsoft breaking something that was working fine for 10 years previously. thumb.gif
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All I ever read about home group is users complaining about how broken it is. Great job Microsoft breaking something that was working fine for 10 years previously. thumb.gif

    yessir.gif...Pure_cure, if you're open to using normal, password protected network access, I can help you with that.  That's what I use, and I know it works.  Using regular password protected sharing, you would have the option of getting the same remote access as you get locally if you authenticated using your login credentials.  I have never used Homegroup. thumb.gif
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indeed, it seems like all you did was set rights for a normal password protected sharing; to use homegroup you need the PC to "join the homegroup", they must be on different homegroups (it's entirely normal, homegroup is set-up at OS install). If you wish to use homegroup you will need the PW from one of the PC's homegroups and make other PC's join it. However liek evreyone else I recommend just using password protected sharing; which is what you seem to know how to use anyways; you set up permissions already, also did you notice if password protected sharing is ON in "network and sharing center" on all the concerned PC's ?
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Sorry about the late reply. Another friend of mine who hardly ever uses this site @syk_101 managed to sort it out. You have to manually add permissions. He typed "everyone" in, gave full permissions and it was sorted out. I wouldn't have thought windows to be such a bother with sharing. In the end everyone is happy. Thanks for the replies anyways guys!
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    That will give full access to those shares/folders to anyone who connects to your PC.  If you ever want to limit access by using per-user (with password) sharing, let me know and I can help you with that. thumb.gif
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Ya. Truthfully, the better way to do it would be a password protected share. Example, create an account on your computer with the purpose of only accessing file shares. So they type in "that" user name and pw when they want to access it.
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