Windows 10: W10-home and -pro behave different on shared folders

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  1.    29 Sep 2015 #11

    problem solved

    jos said: View Post
    As I understand it you have two PRO's and one HOME and the Pro's see one another but the HOME is not seen on either PRO.
    Does the HOME sees both PRO's?
    ok so 2 machines 10pro, to start with 10home would and could not get on the same network. Problem solved by joining all 3 to homegroup then trying again with the network after restarting,

    Then all 3 co - operated and work.
    Next issues,
    windows 7 cant work with the network so had do to 2 extra windows 10 installations, these 2 were just the upgrade to 10home. Added to the home group and all now co-operate with each other,

    Lesson learnt, don't try and mix the windows versions.
    Thanks to all who gave advice.

    You are all LEGENDS
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  2. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
    Thread Starter
       30 Sep 2015 #12

    Now remember doing something like that too. Clicking around to see if I missed a setting I activated the homegroup that first offers to share pictures, music, etc. and at the bottom the printers I was looking for. After a while I got the printersharing working. But never got the shared folders showing up in Explorer in W10-pro but they do in W10-home.
    Now running W7 again discovered something that could explain the issues? On my backupdisk I find accounts in recently backuped folders showing only large number and a number of those folder are hidden too and it is greyed out so cannot be changed. Deleted those large numbers accounts. Added a USERS-account to get some control back. In the past sometimes had a access-issue but that was always easy reset using write or full controll in account permissions of that file.
    But to be honoust: in the past weeks I have tried so many options that I could have messed everything up myself as well. But I get the feeling that in W7 I am not in full control anymore on GUI level.
    Last edited by jos; 30 Sep 2015 at 05:22.
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  3.    30 Sep 2015 #13

    jos said: View Post
    As I understand it you have two PRO's and one HOME and the Pro's see one another but the HOME is not seen on either PRO.
    Does the HOME sees both PRO's?
    All fixed, have to join home group before any networking worked. All see each other now. But don't try and do it with windows 7 involved in the network is my advice
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