File sharing issues between two computers

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file sharing
Wi-Fi
Windows 7
Hi. Our two home computers (one laptop, one desk top, both running Windows 7) are able to share files and printers via Wi-Fi, however not all the time?? One day there isn't a problem then the next there is and I get the message that Windows can not access the other files, even though both computers are on and the WiFi is working. Any suggestions?

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Both running on Windows 7.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Actually when or what time that it creates problems? Is there a particular time or any time during the working hours?

    You can first try to release and renew the IP address. Try to run these commands through command prompt. To run the commands, click on Start & type as CMD into the search box. Now press enter key & a command prompt appears. Now simply type these two commands one by one, ipconfig/release and press enter key then again type as, ipconfig/renew and press enter key. Or try to run network troubleshooter.

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  • ToddN2000
    Is it always the same files causing problems? It might be an authorization issue. Could the file be in use by the other system at the time you are looking to "share" it ? More specific details would be helpful and can the issue be repeated consistently.
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  • bhannah
    There is another possibility here too. It is possible that if you are using the Windows firewall, it could be blocking the file intermittently. If you are using the Windows Firewall. you would have to go into control panel and then check the Windows Firewall to see what it is blocking. If that is the issue, then you can turn that feature off from there.
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