Windows 10: Homegroup sharing Win.7, to Win. 10

Discus and support Homegroup sharing Win.7, to Win. 10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello all, I am trying to share my files, mainly documents and pictures between my (3) laptops. On my 2 laptops running Windows 7 this is not a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by abe, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. ABE
    abe Win User

    Homegroup sharing Win.7, to Win. 10


    Hello all,
    I am trying to share my files, mainly documents and pictures between my (3) laptops. On my 2 laptops running
    Windows 7 this is not a problem, but I am unable to share between Win. 7 and Win. 10. I can startup the homegroup, it will
    recognize the other device on the network (private connection via ethernet cable) and I can move files from the Windows 10
    computer to the Windows 7 machine, but not vice versa. If I try to drag and drop into the folder for the other machine, it tells
    me I need permission.
    I have checked and rechecked the appropriate fields needed for sharing, but it won't work to send from Win 7 to 10.
    I uninstalled my Norton Security on the chance that it was preventing me, but no go.
    My Windows 10 is Pro. version, Windows 7 is Ultimate.
    I only use the Windows 10 as a backup computer and I can transfer files from Windows 7 by dragging them to a thumb drive and inserting that in the Win. 10 machine. But there must be a better way?
    Just another reason why I don't like Win. 10. Has any one else experienced this?
    Thank you for looking.

    :)
     

  2. File Sharing between homegroup computers using Win 10 and Win 7

    None of he suggestions offered have solved he problem. However, I found out why I was not able to see the Window 7 PC folders on my Win 10 laptop. It was all related to the difference in how you find a computers on a homegroup. As it turns out, the
    Windows 10 menu structure for getting to the Network is different between the Win 7 and Win 10 operating systems. The homegroup computers can be seen on the Win 7 buy going to Network and File Sharing on the Control Panel and by clicking on the the House
    Icon between the Win 7 PC icon and the Internet Icon. These icons are not part of the Network and File Sharing menu on Win 10. Instead, the homegroup computers can be found on the Network icon under the Computer Menu on Win 10 computers. Once I found Win
    7 listed under the Network Icon on the Win 10 computer I was able to access all of the shared folders on the Win 7 PC.
     
    shortimer831, Nov 25, 2017
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  3. Win 10 Homegroup compatibility with Win 7 machines

    Over a month ago I put my Win 10 computer back to Win 7. I have 3 other computers ( all win 7 ) and my Win 10 cannot share files with the Win 7 computers so I rolled the Win 10 back to Win 7. I am hoping this problem is repaired soon. We share files
    and photos across our Homegroup.
     
    webberhall, Nov 25, 2017
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  4. Samuria Win User

    Homegroup sharing Win.7, to Win. 10

    Welcome to the forum. What folders are you trying to access if it's in the users profile you won't have NTFS rights even on the PC logged in as another user you can't get access. You can create a folder and use that or you can use Google drive with that you save files to local folder and it will sync onto other PC on its own you get 15 gig free and your files are all backed up safe
     
    Samuria, Nov 25, 2017
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  5. ABE
    abe Win User
    Thank you for the reply, why will it work on Windows 7? Without doing what you suggest?
     
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