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Media Streaming, but no shared files

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#1 SSShadly


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:42 PM

I have a Windows 7 PC attached to a router via LAN cable. I have a Vista laptop connected to the same router via wireless. I am trying to share files, media, etc. via a private network. I have all the sharing options in "Network and Sharing Center" toggled on for both computers. For the Windows 7 machine, I have shared all libraries, and an additional folder I shared via sharing, advanced sharing, named it and everying. The Vista machine is also sharing the My Documents folder.

If I go onto the Windows 7 PC, I can see the Laptop and the Media Center associated with the Laptop. I can access all the files, and play the media. Everything works fine.

When I go onto the Vista Laptop, I can see the PC and Media Center associated with the PC. I can play music, access pictures, etc. through the Media Center; however, when I click on the computer icon for the PC to view the files, I get an error message that says the path is invalid.

Why would I be able to play these files through the Media Center, but not access them through a directory pathway? I want to be able to access the PC's files through a directory path so I can call up these files in this way.


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