I'm sorry if this is an old one for you guys. But I just can't figure this out for myself.
I have somewhat of a problem.
I just bought 3 computers from HP with win 7 home (danish version, so if I lack correct terminology, that is why) pre-installed.
I hooked all 3 PCs up to my existing network, and they were online right away, with IP assigned by the DHCP-server in my router. I managed to get my HP 7310 network printer installed on all 3 machines, and they all print, they all access the internet. They all see each other in 'network' along with my printer.
Summa Summarum: My network is working perfect.
The PCs are named:
I've started a homegroup on PC-1, and I've joined this homegroup with PC-2 and PC-3, choosing to share documents, video, pictures, multimedia, the works.
BUT: What I really wish to do, is this:
The D-drive on each machine is a harddrive. I have a folder on each drive, on each machine.
I want to share the D-drive by the root, on all 3 machines, and on each machine have shortcuts on the desktop to the folder on the D-drive on the two other machines.
This is what I have done:
Computer -> properties for D-drive on every machine -> sharing -> advanced sharing -> mark up 'share this folder' -> permissions -> mark up full control for everyone -> ok -> ok -> security -> group 'everyone' -> full control -> ok.
This is what I can do:
From PC-1 I can access \\PC-2\d\folder and \\PC-3\d\folder without any problems at all.
From PC-2 I can access \\PC-1\d\ and \\PC-3\d\ and see the folder on the network shared drive, but when I try to access folder, I get the error message: \\PC-X\d\folder\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
The same thing goes for PC-3
For home and public network is network discovery turned on
For home and public network is file- and printer sharing turned on
For home and public network is password protected sharing turned off
This goes for all machines.
I have had an external USB harddrive connected to PC-1 and shared from the root via computer -> properties for the external drive -> sharing -> advanced sharing -> mark-up share this folder -> ok
This enabled me to access the external drive from both PC-2 and PC-3, to see the entire directory structure and use the disc like an old fashioned XP share.
This is what I would like to achieve by sharing the D-drives on all three machines. Simple as that.
It really puzzles me that PC-1 can access PC-2 and PC-3 just like I want it to; that is, see the root of the drive, and access the folder, but PC-2 and PC-3 can only access the root of the drive, see the contents, but not access the folder.
I will stop explaning now, if I haven't made myself clear yet, I never will :)
Sorry about any grammar-failure and spelling errors - I'm from Denmark and not native in English.