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I have two 2Tb HDD's in my desktop PC labled K and L. Currently I have drive K shared over my homegroup and home networt for playback on my HTPC. For the life of me, I cannot get drive L shared over my network. Drive K is full and I need drive L to expand my library.


Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Right click on your L drive and select to allow it to share with Everyone.


Or you go into your current Homegroup that has the K drive and then add the L to that same group. If you have a Movies homegroup you can add multiple folders to the same group.


If none of that works you can right click on the L drive and select Properties and Sharing and do it the old fashioned way.


The simple solution may just be to make sure you reboot both computers.
 

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Further clarification, right-click on the folder you want to share from Windows Explorer and then select 'Share with' and then 'Homegroup (Read/Write)' or 'Read'. Homegroup does not support sharing drive letters and you'd have to use regular windows sharing for that.
 

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I have the K:\\ drive shared but cannot seem to get the L:\\ drive shared and I have the share settings the same for both drives.
 

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I've been dealing with the same crap for awhile now, sharing in W7 is clumsy.


It's probably something to do with the User/Group settings for the drive that doesn't work. If you go to Admin Tools/Computer Management/System Tools/Shared Folders/Shares you see everything that's shared. Find the drive that does work then right click/properties then go to Security Tab and notice the Group/Usernames listed and the settings for them. Then do the same for the drive that doesn't work and make changes if needed. Use the Edit button below the Group/User box to make changes. You may need to add a new User called Everyone with at least Read permissions to see it from another computer.
 

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If you want to use homegroup instead of dealing with windows share, Just create a folder on the drive and move all your files/folders into that folder. Right-click the new folder and you'll have an option to share it in your homegroup. You're done.
 

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Or don't use HomeGroup sharing at all. Use the good old native windows network sharing.


I have 12 2Tb disks shared from 2 Win7 servers, and mounted as 19 mount points on my Win7 HTPC and never have any issue (yes it takes 5 minutes to configure instead of 2 each time I add a new disk, but it is rock stable).
 

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Originally Posted by crkpot /forum/post/20766463


I've been dealing with the same crap for awhile now, sharing in W7 is clumsy.


It's probably something to do with the User/Group settings for the drive that doesn't work. If you go to Admin Tools/Computer Management/System Tools/Shared Folders/Shares you see everything that's shared. Find the drive that does work then right click/properties then go to Security Tab and notice the Group/Usernames listed and the settings for them. Then do the same for the drive that doesn't work and make changes if needed. Use the Edit button below the Group/User box to make changes. You may need to add a new User called Everyone with at least Read permissions to see it from another computer.

Thanks for the help crkpot, This is just the information I was looking for
 

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Where's some good info on samba (isn't that linux?).
 

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Originally Posted by Sammy2 /forum/post/20769716


Where's some good info on samba (isn't that linux?).

Samba is used to share out a Linux drive to windows, in windows to windows there is no Samba. Shaaden is confused.






OP, here are some tips. Go through all the options, make sure the permissions are set up and the ip addresses are correct.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...s-with-someone


I share a disk with my movies and music on it with out a workgroup, it's permanently mounted.
http://www.itechtalk.com/thread3673.html
 

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Now that looks to be the information I need. I'll take a look at that tonight when I get home from work.


Thanks.
 
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