Your Folder Can't be shared - error message in Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit


  • I'm running Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit (Computer A). The computer is part of a homegroup with another Win 7 computer running Home Premium 64 bit (Computer B). Computer B has the selected folders shared. They are visible to Computer A with read/write access. 
    When I try to share a folder (for example, Documents) on Computer A, I get message "Your Folder Can't be shared". I right clicked on the folder name, selected Properties, then the Sharing Tab then I select Share - select Homegroup Read/write. When I click on the SHARE button, it runs for a short while 10-15 seconds then ends with an error: Your folder can't be shared.
    Friday, July 22, 2011 10:04 PM