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Well, my problem is as follows:
I'm trying to create a shared folder on one desktop pc for other machines to read and write to. Meantime let's just do it for my laptop.
Both PC and laptop have win7 ultimate installed, both machines have eset security installed.
both are connected to my TP-LINK Wireless modem router through WIFI.
When I goto my computer->network each machine sees only it's self.
same Worgroup on both computers.
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let say your PC names are PC01 and PC02 (you can find your real hostnames when run command prompt and use command hostname).
If you have shared folder on PC01, you can use Start buton>Run>type \\PC01 on your PC02 computer and shared folder from PC01 should appear.
If not, then check your firewall settinfs (or temporary turn off windows or ESET firewall to check if firewall is blocking it)
Then regarding prmissions, you should appropriate Share o NTFS permissions under your shared folder so users accessing that shared folder cn Read, or R&W to that location
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by:aboo_s
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File and print sharing are enabled
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by:helpfinder
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what about my answer? did you try?
are you able to pping each other? If not then probably it´s firewall issue as I mentioned
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by:aboo_s
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I also  tried to establish a home group
Also not successful I did not see the join button the join now button
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by:helpfinder
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just try to ping PC with shared folder from another PC in that LAN and let us know the result.
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by:aboo_s
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I tried typing desktop-name from laptop start button
what I got was network folder with only laptop showing, and windows suggested troubleshooting to no vail of course.
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I can ping desktop from laptop with IP address
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Ok, I might be on to something here:
When I ping laptop from desktop I use: ping 10.0.0.6
what get strangely is this:
 Pinging 10.0.0.6 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 10.0.0.10: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 10.0.0.10: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 10.0.0.10: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 10.0.0.10: Destination host unreachable.

Ping statistics for 10.0.0.6:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
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it's as if desktop is pinging it's self!
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so laptop has 10.0.0.6 and desktop 10.0.0.10?
can you verify running ipconfig command on both machines?

Then go to Control panel of both machines and disable windows firewall. If your ESET solution has firewall as well, temporarly disable this also.
Try to ping again
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Alright pinging now is resolved, I disabled firewall on both machines and they can now ping one another. But still no network!
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OK, now if your share is on the desktop (10.0.0.10), run on laptop Start>Run> and type \\10.0.0.10
did you get the shared folder?

If it is vice versa and your share is on laptop then use \\10.0.0.6
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by:aboo_s
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It's asking for a password
I didn't set any password when shared.
Anyway I want to share another folder now, how do I go about it?
I have the right click then share with, nobody, homegroup(read | read write),spicific people
please advise
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please clarify where it shared folder located - laptop or desktop?

About permissions, it depends on you, you can set Everyone and Read/Write permission of you are OK with that. Then try to access the share and you should be able to access the share folder and it´s content. For other shares the steps are the same
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It's on the desktop.
I set a folder to be shared by everyone. But when I try \\10.0.0.10 from my laptop I still get the username password issue.
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on desktop, when you start (power on) the machine, are you entering some username and password (or only password) to login or not and when you power on the PC it boots automatically to the desktop (screen with wallpaper, icons, start button etc)?
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went I boot up pc I select one of three accounts to login to , no password just click on icon
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try to set password in your desktop PC for that user account (from Control Panel).
then reboot, and login with that password.
From laptop use \\10.0.0.10 and enter username and password you used for desktop PC login.
Does this work?
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I can share a folder on my laptop, where I do have a password, and try to access it from desktop with my laptop credentials.
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Ok got it.
I logged in to laptop\folder with my laptop credentials from desktop
I'll figure the rest alone
Thanks
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Glad to hear
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Thanks, you were very helpful
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