Writing to a networked computer with WIN7

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Old 12-18-09, 09:13 PM
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Writing to a networked computer with WIN7

I know this will be a simple one but I am having difficulty saving from one pc to another.

First, I have a home network with two wired desktop PCs and to wireless laptops.

Desktop #1 is my main PC and is running WIN7.

My goal is to have the users of Desktop #2 (running XP) and laptop #1 & #2 (running WIN7) to save all files to Desktop #1 so that all critical data can be backed up from one PC.

Currently, I can access data from Desktop #1 but cannot save to it. That must mean that I am opening files that are being treated as read only.
I also cannot save newly created files to Desktop #1 either.

What did I do (or not do) within the set up of my network to create this situation?

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If you open up the folder with the file in it, there should be a tab at the top that says "Share with..." You would need to select which one......
 
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Old 12-31-09, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by modelsforu View Post
Desktop #1 is my main PC and is running WIN7.

Currently, I can access data from Desktop #1 but cannot save to it.
This is a bit confusing. You can't save files on the main computer (Desktop #1)? Do you mean you can access files on other machines but aren't allowed to change them?

You might be having an issue with the lone XP machine. Look up File and Printer Sharing (sorry, I forgot where that is Control Panel?). I know this has to be turned on in XP since I ran into that just yesterday.

Also, you might want to upgrade the XP machine to Windows 7 and take advantage of the new Homegroup feature. I haven't used it but apparently it makes networking much easier. I have a similar problem here in that I have 2 machines running 7, 1 running vista and 1 running XP.

Hope that helps.
 
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