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Posted on 2014-04-18
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Exactly how do I set up a home group on two Win 7 PCs connected via a wireless router. If password protection is needed that is OK. Purpose is to drag folders between old and new Win 7 PC.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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@wsawalhi - I deleted your comment because it is a 'blind' link, this is not allowed at EE.

http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/1162518-using-off-site-content-on-experts-exchange

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by:wsawalhi
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sorry and thank you I was unaware...

mgross333, here is a link that will show you how to create a homegroup step by step

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/create-a-homegroup

I hope this helps you!

Thank you
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by:Dan Craciun
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First set networks as "Home" (Control Panel->Network and Sharing Center), then press on the "Homegroup" link and follow the wizard.

http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-a-Network-Homegroup

Even after your homegroup is configured, you still need to manually share the folders that you want to see on the other computer: right click a folder, then choose Share with->Homegroup.

HTH,
Dan
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by:mgross333
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You do not understand my  only purpose inn creating a home group on old and new PC is tom copy folders from old PC to new PC. Hence
(a) No password is needed . Is one required. I have another print out sahying Home groups can have no password

(b) should I check the stream pics tures etc link as I have no long term use of the home group

)c) MOST IMPORTANT Please provide screen shot with two windows one is C;/User on old PC and the other window (ALSO ON OLD pc) is C: user on new PC and I will then curt a folder (ex documents) from old PC to new PC.

Once copies are made home groups will NEVER be used again.

Please reply.

Mike
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by:mgross333
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Note new PC will have different name in properties than old PC like C:\old PC name and C:\new PC name
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by:Dan Craciun
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For one time use the Homegroup is overkill.

Either use an external HDD to copy the data, or share the data on your old PC and copy it via the wired or wireless network.

You first need to set the network location as "Work" or "Home", then enable "Turn on file and printer sharing" and "Turn off password protected sharing" in Control Panel->Network and sharing center->Advanced sharing settings.

Then, on the old computer, right click the folder you want to copy, go to Share with->Specific people, then type "Everyone" and press Enter.

This will allow you to navigate on your new PC to \\old-pc\folder-name and copy your files.

HTH,
Dan
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by:mgross333
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Do you mean just copy the  \\old-pc\folder-name  into an IE window.

Also what do you mean by " go to Share with->Specific people, then type "Everyone" and press Enter." The network is already set up as work or home.
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by:Dan Craciun
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right click the folder you want to copy, go to Share with->Specific people, then type "Everyone" and press Enter.
share withshare with everyone
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by:Dan Craciun
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That's the best accepted solution I've seen in E-E :))
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