Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:31 PM
I have 2 win 7 computers networked using WORKGROUP. I want to be able to share all folders, printer etc. without any security issues. I have been able to share some folders but not others, should I create a HOMEGROUP or what? I tried to create a HOMEGROUP but got a message saying IPv6 needed to be enabled but it was already enabled. Is there a step by step way to do this? Any help will be appreciated,
Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:03 AM
How could there be a step by step guide to a one step process? To create a homegroup you click on the create a homegroup button.
File sharing through a homegroup and file sharing through a workgroup are two entirely different processes. What do you mean by without security issues? What security issues do you expect to have on a simple network with two computers? Do both machines have secure passwords?
Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:59 PMOne step doesn't work when I tried to create a homegroup I was told I need to have IPv6 enabled when I tried to enable it it's already enabled and I use no pass words and there are no security issues I merely want to have access to all folders on both computers And I realize that homegroup & workgroup are different that's why I asked for help.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:04 PM
OK I was finally able to create a homegroup but do not have permission to open a couple of folders, how do I get permission.
Friday, October 12, 2012 2:01 AMModerator
To create a HomeGroup, you could try the following:
1. Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
2. On the Share with other home computers running Windows 7 page, click Create a homegroup, and then follow the instructions.
Hope this helps
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- Marked As Answer by Leo HuangMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Monday, November 05, 2012 7:45 AM