Windows 10: Cannot share or set permissions for default Folders - Homegroup Issue

  1.    16 Nov 2017 #1

    Cannot share or set permissions for default Folders - Homegroup Issue


    Dear All,
    I hope that someone can help me.
    I am setup as an administrator within Window 10.

    For some unknown reason I cannot share or set permissions for the default
    Documents folder
    Music folder
    or
    Printers and Drivers to be shared across a Homegroup.

    THE EXACT ISSUE:
    Normally when creating a Homegroup, you are asked to

    Choose what to share on the network. By default Windows sets Pictures, Videos, Music, Printers & Devices as Shared. However, the Documents folder is marked as Not shared.



    PROBLEM:
    I ONLY GET THE OPTIONS TO SHARE

    Pictures and Videos (see below)
    No options for sharing
    Music
    Documents
    Printers & Devices


    I have altered the settings within "Change sharing options for different network profiles" as required to no avail.

    Is there a user account setting or registry setting that may have changed to cause this to happen?

    Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Sanjiv
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 4,497
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       17 Nov 2017 #2

    Just use standard Network folder sharing. Microsoft has not gotten Homegroup right and continues to not fix issues, due to it requires IPv6 to be active and firewall ports open for that service through ICS service.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks bro67 for your reply.
    It seems my issue is around permission and ownership for the drives - operating system and data being changed.
    I need to solve that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 4,497
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       18 Nov 2017 #4

    sanjivsai said: View Post
    Thanks bro67 for your reply.
    It seems my issue is around permission and ownership for the drives - operating system and data being changed.
    I need to solve that.
    If you insist on wanting to limit access through Home Group, which has been broken since day one, you need to use the Tutorials before posting. Here is the answer you are wanting. Homegroup Broken After Upgrading to Windows 10 - Microsoft Community

    Every time you update Windows to the next version, Homegroup will break.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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