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Trying To Connect Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Laptops to Windows 7 32 bit Desktop Hom

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#1 Great Flight 70

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

I have a home group which consists of four Windows Pro 64 bit laptops,  two of which are Windows 7 and two are Windows 10.

Also one Windows 7 32 bit desktop PC and two printers.

All are connected to a wireless router.

Since changing two of the laptops to Windows 10 I have not been able to gain access to the files on my desktop computer or the other two laptops which are still Windows 7.

Access to the printers is working fine.

I am aware of the fact that Windows 10 no longer provides a home group but cannot understand why I can still connect to the Windows 7 computers information  but not from Windows 10.

I will gladly provide more information if that would help.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:18 AM

This gets complicated, so I'm going to go with the "highest level" first an we can dig in the dirt later if necessary.


Windows 10 places significantly more security around files and file sharing than any earlier version of Windows.   Pretty much nothing is shared by default, and that includes public folder sharing.


The first thing I'm going to suggest is that you have a read through the thread on this forum entitled, Network & Sharing doesn't recognize my network is...

Although it's three pages long I have the distinct feeling that the issues you're encountering are the very same ones that were recently hashed out there.


Please report back as to whether the above thread did have the solution(s) you need or ask follow-up questions here after reading it.

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