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    Network path not found error

    Hi folks,
    Have main pc, Win 7 32, set up through wireless router to a Win 7 64, as "Workgroup".
    On the wireless pc, I can access my "main Pc", see all shared files, they will open etc.
    On the main Pc, I show the wireless, but when I click on the Icon, it opens a box and says "Network Path Not Found".
    BOTH PC's have Network Discovery turned on, Windows Firewall is turned off on Both. I can ping pc's both ways.
    I'm using MS Security Essentials on both.
    Where do I go from here?
    Thanks so very much,
    Tom

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    Do you have the same User IDs and passwords on both pcs? If not, try adding them.
    Also, look at the security tab in properties on the shared folders in the wireless PC. Make sure the main PC has the necessary access rights.
    Jerry
    Last edited by jwitalka; 2012-12-10 at 10:28.

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    That's not an entirely new situation and sometimes it is very hard to solve. For a while, the only way to access my laptop from the desktop was to use \\Laptop-IP-address. It only got sorted when I repair installed Windows 7.

    Try the access using IP. I configured my router to assign the same IP to the laptop everytime and that made it easy to overcome the situation.

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    Hi folks,
    User IDs and passwords are identical.
    Un-shared / then /Re-shared the folders on the wireless pc - now the PC's see folders both ways and are accessable both ways....GO figure???
    Thanks so very very much for your interest and help.
    Tom

    PS - I "had" just done a repair install, so something must have gone goofy?

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    Glad it's working, that's really what matters .

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