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File Sharing Network Troubles

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:14 PM



I have several issues regarding creating a file sharing network at home. I am moderately familiar with computers but for due to inexperience on networks, I am having an impasse and cannot access files from one computer on another at home. I have internet access from the same LAN but when I click on Networks in the laptop (Windows 10), it shows the name of my PC (Windows 8.1). However, it says that a problem has occurred when I try and explore the PC. I tried to search for the topic in the tutorials portion to no avail. Can someone offer the fastest way to create a file sharing network at home?


Thank you very much for your attention.

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:50 AM

Try creating a Home Group - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/networking-home-computers-running-different-windows#networking-home-computers-running-different-windows=windows-7


Home Group - start to finish - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/homegroup-help#homegroup-start-to-finish=windows-81&v1h=win81tab1&v2h=win7tab1


File sharing essentials - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/file-sharing-essentials#1TC=windows-7


Setting up a home network - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/setting-home-network#1TC=windows-7


Turn sharing OFF/ON - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/turn-sharing-on-or-off




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