Home-Sharing not working :(

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gillboyswims96, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    ok so I have home-sharing on 3 of my computers. all to the same account. one 2 of my computers it isnt working (a windows desktop and a macbook) and on the windows laptop it is working. What am I not doing?!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Are they all in the same workgroup?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    how do i find out?
  4. macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009

    Make sure you enable sharing in your system prefs
  5. macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    You know what is weird, is that I re-formatted my drive a month ago, and hadn't set up a network. Beforehand, my girlfriends' PC and my computer were set up on a network.

    Yesterday, she wanted to listen to some music on her computer, that I had on my computer. I remembered the "home sharing", and logged into my account from her computer, and it worked, no problems. I wonder why mine would work, and not the OP's. I haven't changed any settings on my computer, unless the router remembers the network...
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    it is...
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    the most annoying thing about home sharing is that when you use the 'remote' app on your iphone, it only lists the local media files on the machine you're connected to. it doesn't load up the shared files as well. completely pointless.

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