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    Win 7/64. Desk computer (named owner-pc) cabled to modem, laptop wirelessed. Just got a new modem. Both computers connect to the internet ok. In Windows explorer on the desk under networks I can see the desk computer and access all the shared folders. On the laptop I can't see the desktop. However, in the right hand pane under media devices the music folder of the desktop is listed and I can access my desktop music.
    Also if I try to open a program on my laptop and enter the location \\owner-pc\users\docs I can read and write to a file on the desktop in my docs folder? Similarly for any shared folder on the desktop. I use Second Copy which has no problems transferring files from the lap to the desk.
    All my folder shares are correct.
    It seems to me to be an Explorer issue rather than a network one.
    So the connections are there but how do I get my desktop to appear under networks on my laptop's windows explorer?explorer.jpg

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    You need to have all the computers in the same workgroup too

    Join or create a workgroup

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    Quote Originally Posted by abseh1 View Post
    You need to have all the computers in the same workgroup too

    Join or create a workgroup

    How to Repair a Network Connection in Windows 7 - For Dummies

    Both computers are in the same workgroup called Network 5

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    I use Symantec and I doubt that that is the problem. I still can't use the homegroup but have network connection via NETWORk in explorer.