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#1 JustCallMeAlec

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:47 PM

Greetings, I have 3 Windows 7 computers in my home, 1 is a laptop and 2 are PCs, I own the laptop and (what I'm going to call) PC1 to make things simple. 

 

When I attempt to open another computer from PC1 in Windows Explorer I get the error 0x80070035 The network path was not found (the very second I double click it, as if it's not even trying to connect). My laptop and PC2 are able to share with no issues and can even transfer files from themselves to PC1. I am at a loss at this point because I literally have been trying to fix this for almost a month, but to no avail. 

 

Ways I have attempted to troubleshoot this are;

 

- Disabling Firewalls and Antiviruses completely 

- Making sure the Windows Sharing center are correct (even though they are not part of the same workgroup - which I have also ruled out as a possible solution)

- I am able to ping PC2 and my laptop in CMD from PC1 with no troubles.

- Using \\(ComputerName) in Windows Explorer on PC1 comes up with the same error message as above.

- IPv6 is enabled and Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is selected in the IPv4 settings of my adapters on all devices.

 

These are the only suggestions I can recall doing, since I have been to countless sites, trying to find a possible fix, I simply cannot remember all possible solutions I have tried offhand. 

I am extremely grateful for any solutions anyone may have.

 

- Alec 


Edited by JustCallMeAlec, 25 April 2016 - 01:49 PM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:25 PM

If they are not part of the same workgroup, I would not expect them to be able to share files.  Any sharing that I have done between Win 7 and XP systems (I have 3 computers) or Win7 to Win 7...same workgroup between the O/S installs attempting to share...seems to be a prerequisite.

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:34 PM

Assuming all have their Sharing bullets set correctly, the only way I solved my intermittent one of three not communing with the other two was to have the computers coldpost/boot or restart in order of their "numbers."  Awhile back, a network/hdw/software tech/guru suggesting making my desktop "first computer" [I forgot the steps].  Booting it first, then the others seemed to help quite a bit.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:05 PM



If they are not part of the same workgroup, I would not expect them to be able to share files.  Any sharing that I have done between Win 7 and XP systems (I have 3 computers) or Win7 to Win 7...same workgroup between the O/S installs attempting to share...seems to be a prerequisite.

 

Louis

 

Well the weird thing is, it used to be able to share files a long time ago, and I have restarted the Home Group and still having the same issue,



Assuming all have their Sharing bullets set correctly, the only way I solved my intermittent one of three not communing with the other two was to have the computers coldpost/boot or restart in order of their "numbers."  Awhile back, a network/hdw/software tech/guru suggesting making my desktop "first computer" [I forgot the steps].  Booting it first, then the others seemed to help quite a bit.

 

I have tried starting the PC before the laptop and vise versa if that's what you mean.



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:47 PM

Homegroup...and workgroup...are 2 different items.

 

Homegroup is for secure networking, involving passworded access by each system, I believe.

 

While workgroup is not password-oriented.

 

Either can be applied to home networks, as the user desires.  But I don't believe that an XP system can use the homegroup system, while it can be established as part of a workgroup (which can be joined by Win 7 systems).  More Info.

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:17 PM

Homegroup...and workgroup...are 2 different items.

 

Homegroup is for secure networking, involving passworded access by each system, I believe.

 

While workgroup is not password-oriented.

 

Either can be applied to home networks, as the user desires.  But I don't believe that an XP system can use the homegroup system, while it can be established as part of a workgroup (which can be joined by Win 7 systems).  More Info.

 

Louis

Oh, right, my fault. But as I said, PC2 works just fine with the laptop, and I can assure you I get the same result when they aren't part of the same homegroup and when they are. And they are all Windows 7s.


Edited by JustCallMeAlec, 25 April 2016 - 08:58 PM.





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