trouble accessing Win7 computer using NETWORK in Explorer from Win10 Solved

  1.    23 Aug 2017 #1

    trouble accessing Win7 computer using NETWORK in Explorer from Win10

    I have three computers (two are running Windows 7 and one is running Windows 10). I am trying to share files between the three machines. From both windows 7 machines, I can access all three machines. However, I cannot access either windows 7 machine from my windows 10 machine.
    I can see the share name as shown below:
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    However, when I click on the sharename, I get error messages:
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    The only firewall I have is the windows firewall (same on each machine).
    Any ideas on how I can get the file access to work on Windows 10?
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  2.    23 Aug 2017 #2

    When I have experienced a simIlar situation (more than once) a solution has been to temporarily turn off the firewall on the unavailable pc and then reboot all machines. Then amazingly the unaccessible pc becomes accessible. After turning the firewall back on it still works.
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  3.    23 Aug 2017 #3

    I can confirm that when I turn off the Windows Firewall on the Windows 7 machines (machines I have trouble accessing), I have access to the files. However, when I reboot and turn the firewall back on, I lose all access again. So what changes can I make to my firewall to allow continued access?
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  4.    23 Aug 2017 #4

    On the properties window of a shared folder have you enabled "everyone" with full control in the Security tab?

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    Have you rebooted all pcs?
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  5.    23 Aug 2017 #5

    accessing Win7 computer using NETWORK in Explorer from Win10

    I had all the setting you suggested set correctly. I set the Firewall settings back to their defaults and then followed
    1. Open Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Windows Firewall.
    2. In the left pane, click Advanced settings, and in the console tree, click Inbound Rules.
    3. Under Inbound Rules, locate the rules File and Printer Sharing (NB-Session-In) and File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In).
    4. For each rule, right-click the rule, and then click Enable Rule.

    Then following a reboot I was able to access files both ways.

    Thank you for the help and the pointers to get this working.
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