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Home Network computer not giving access

By jimrinflorida ·
I have a wireless home network and one of my computers will not let the others access the shared files. I can access all the other computers shared files thru this one but noone can access this ones files. This computer does not show up when my network places is opened on any computer but is listed when I click View workgroup computers. After clicking the icon for this computer I get an error saying //Kelsey1 is not accessible you might not have permission to use this network resource. I've turned off all firewalls and allowed the whole C drive to be shared. Any suggestions. I'm sure it's simple.

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by HutchTech In reply to Home Network computer not ...

I have had a similar issue at home as well. Even though the PC in question had the appropriate workgroup setup, I found that I had to remove it from the workgroup (changing it back to the default WORKGROUP), and then change it back again. Also, I'm assuming you can ping the system by IP, can you ping it by hostname?

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by CG IT In reply to Home Network computer not ...

typically non tech people think workgroup that is the default workgroup during install is enough because all the other computers have the name "workgroup". this is not the case. You have to create a workgroup and join computers to the workgroup. It's best create a workgroup using a name different than "workgroup". Once you decide what name to use, join each computer to that name workgroup. Then make sure the user accounts that will access shared resources on other computers are also on those other computers.

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by jonno112 In reply to Home Network computer not ...

Shouldn't your //kelsey1 be \\kelsey1.
Firewalls are not your problem and sharing your C drive is already done (C$) can you get into the C$ share \\kelsey1\C$.

What happens when you do this?

Try and remap a drive to the shared folder.

\\kelsey1\shared folder

I have had this problem before and any workstations that are not on a domain i throw into a default workgroup called mshome.

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