Windows 10: Cannot connect from a Networked Win 7 PC to a Win 10 Laptop


  1. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
       20 Mar 2018 #1

    Cannot connect from a Networked Win 7 PC to a Win 10 Laptop


    I am assuming that this is a Win 10 problem.

    I have 2 networked Laptops, one is a Win 10, one a Win 7, and a networked Win 7 PC.
    I am unable to connect from Win 7 Desktop to a Windows 10 Laptop but I can go the other way.

    Status:
    Win 7 Laptop to Win 10 Laptop is OK.
    Win 10 Laptop to Win 7 Laptop is OK.
    Win 10 Laptop to Win 7 Desktop is OK.
    Win 7 Desktop to Win 10 Laptop is NO GO.

    I do not know whether it is a Win 10 Laptop or a Win 7 Desktop problem. All use the same Homegroup. I am the only user; there are no other accounts on any of the machines.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 8,195
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       22 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi mb300e

    Have you considered

    a) deleting your homegroup entirely and recreating?

    b) delete Homegroup and move to using User accounts and passwords. (assuming you are using passwords) I say this as Homegroup is being eliminated (as far as I know) with the next Feature update of Windows. (No release date that I know of but safe to assume very soon.)

    c) You might also "Map a network drive".


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2018 #3

    Hi Ken,

    I have not done anything with Homegroup yet.

    I have tried Map a Network Drive several times but there is no change.

    I made a discovery the other day that may give us a clue. I wanted to move some Jpgs from the Win 7 laptop to the Win 10 Laptop. The WIn 7 has a 1TB drive "C" and the Win 10 has a 1TB drive partitioned in to two drives C and D. The bulk of my data files, pics, docs etc are on the Win 10 are in the D drive partition, the Op Sys being in C partition, thus making things easier for backup and restore operations.

    The Win 10 laptop has 2 folders for Pictures, one on C "Pictures C" and another on D "Pictures D". I store the bulk of my pictures in "Pictures D". I have to tolerate Pictures C, as some apps default to there. I tried to move some files from the Win 7 laptop to the Win 10 "Pictures D" folder and was continually getting a no permission error. I was able to move them to the "Pictures C" without any trouble at all.

    From the Win 7 laptop I opened the "Permissions windows for each of the two folders and noticed some differences in the settings. I did not have time due to a rapidly approaching departure time for "parts foreign" to do some screen captures or I would have attached them with this message. I will get them when I am home next week and post them in this thread.

    Best regards,

    Peter B.
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  4.    07 Apr 2018 #4

    You need to remove home group as on the next update this week MS has removed it. It sounds like a simple NTFS permission problem on the folders
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  5. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2018 #5

    Samuria said: View Post
    You need to remove home group as on the next update this week MS has removed it. It sounds like a simple NTFS permission problem on the folders
    Thanks, but I am not going to mess with HG right now, it has not been a problem to this point. I'll remove it when I have to, I did know it was going away.

    Simply saying it is an NTFS permissions problem does not help; I knew that already. When I have posted the screen captures, maybe all will become clear.

    Re. the permissions issue, wait until I post the screen captures then maybe we will all know what the cause is.

    P.S. I do not use passwords and all my PCs and laptops have unique admin accounts with only one user, me.
    Last edited by mb300e; 08 Apr 2018 at 08:29. Reason: Typo
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