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Home network I set up a home network using windows home network setup.It worked fine the first day allowing me to share folders between the to pc's connected.The next day I could not access any of the shared folders.It said access was denied and to contact the administrator for permission. I would rather not pay 29.95 for network magic when Microsoft offers it for free. thanks in advance. Lupin

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Hi, 1) Check the status of the "computer browser" and "netlogon" 2) check the network configuration on both end IP=? Netmask=? Workgroup=? if these are not in same range make it same range any verify if pinging is happening. 3) Check if any firewall is causing the system, if firewall is exist try to open all ports for temporary to check. 4) go to control panel==> double click the network setup wizard==> "and follow the steps" remember that you are keeping same workgroup. 5)run antivirus and antispyware if any network threats are causing the problem if it didn't help you, write your OS version and applications name that have been installed on the system. thanks Arun

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Windows XP

1. Log in as the administrator or as an account that has administrator capabilities.
2. Open the Control Panel and click Network And Internet Connections.
3. Below "Pick A Control Panel" Icon, click "Network Setup Wizard."
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6. The following prompt is for your computer’s description and name. Accept the default answers and click Next. Do the same for the Workgroup Name prompt.
7. On the File And Printer Sharing screen, select the Turn On File And Printer Sharing radio button and click Next.
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1. Click Start, right-click Network, and then click Properties.
2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, under Sharing and Discovery, click the down arrow next to File sharing.
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Windows 7

1. Click Start, open up Control Panel, then click on Network and Internet, then click on Network and Sharing Center.
2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, click on Change advanced sharing settings.
3. In the Advanced Sharing Settings window, you will need to change the settings for the Home or Work, and Public profiles.
4. Turn on File and Printer Sharing for both Home or Work, and Public profiles.
5. Click Save Changes and close this window.

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If you have multiple computers in your home and they are connected through a home network, you can share files among your computers. That means you no longer have to copy files to a floppy disk or USB flash drive to transfer them to another computer. Once you configure your computer to share files, you (or another user with the appropriate permissions) can, by using Windows Explorer, open them from other computers connected to the network, just like you’d open files that are stored on a single computer. You can also choose to have folders visible—but not modifiable—from other computers on the network.
To share files on your computer with other computers on a network, you need to:
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Set up user accounts on your computer for everyone who needs to connect to your shared folder. If any of the accounts are Limited User accounts (unless an account is a Computer Administrator account, it is a Limited User account), follow the steps in Set permissions for files and folders to enable them to open your files.

To access shared files that are on another computer on your network, you need to:
• Connect to the shared folder from other computers on the network. This procedure is described in Map a network drive.

Note: By default, file permissions only allow your user account and administrators on your local computer to open your files, regardless of whether a person is sitting at your keyboard or at another computer. It may help to keep these three things in mind when setting up file sharing:
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• Some accounts are administrator accounts and some aren’t.

Configure your computer to share files To share a folder on your computer so that files stored in the folder can be accessed from other computers on your home network
Log on to your computer as an administrator. For more information, see Access the administrator account from the Welcome screen.
Click Start, and then click My Documents.
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Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click Sharing and Security.
68599-click-sharing-and-security.gificotip.gif Tip: If you want to share your entire My Documents folder, open My Documents, and then click the Up button on the toolbar. You can then select the My Documents folder.
If you see a message that reads, As a security measure, Windows has disabled remote access to this computer, click the Network Setup Wizard link. Then follow the instructions in How to set up your computer for home networking. On the File and printer sharing page of the Network Setup Wizard, be sure to select Turn on file and printer sharing. If you do not see this message, skip this step and go to step 5.
68599-click-network-setup-wizard.gif Note: If you do not see the Network Setup Wizard link or the Share this folder on the network check box, your computer probably has Simple File Sharing disabled. This is a common change made to computers used for business. In fact, it happens automatically when a computer joins an Active Directory domain. You should follow these instructions to share a folder instead.
In the Properties dialog box, select the Share this folder on the network check box.
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If you want to be able to edit your files from any computer on your network (instead of just being able to open them without saving any changes), select the Allow network users to change my files check box.
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Click OK.
68599-click-ok.gif Windows Explorer will show a hand holding the folder icon, indicating that the folder is now shared.
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1.) Click start then control panel
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