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Windows 7: Can't connect to Win 7 shared from XP


20 May 2009   #1

windows 7 rc
 
 
Can't connect to Win 7 shared from XP

Hi all, I'm having a hell of a time trying to connect to my shared folders on my Win 7 RC machine from my XP machine. I have my shared folder permissions set to 'full control' for 'everyone'.

On my XP machine I click to open my win 7 machine from the workgroup and I get the username/password screen. The username is already filled in like this: WIN7PC\john. I type my win 7 password for john user account and I get an error that says: \\win7pc not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resource ... multiple connections to a server by same user ... etc.

I am logged into my XP machine as user 'john' as well.

PS. I am able to access the win 7 share from my Mac. I am also able to access my XP shares from the Win 7 machine.

What am i missing? This worked fine with Vista shares from my XP machine.

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20 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

./facepalm.

I HATE that bug. My housemate currently has it.
"\\x.x.x.x not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resource"

As far as i can tell (through extensive testing) it's a fault in the registry and is based on general windows corruption.
Only way to fix it as far as i've seen is to re-install the OS.
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20 May 2009   #3

windows 7 rc
 
 

AH REALLY??!!! Just when I thought I had my system setup perfectly. I even cleaned my media center guide listing to display only the channels I pay for etc. Is there any way to back or export my settings so that I can reinstall everything and then just import those media center settings back?
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20 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

Possibly =/ try the user state migration tool if it exists in Windows 7 - i think Windows 7 uses something else.;

Start > All Programs > System Tools > Windows Easy Transfer.
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20 May 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hekg View Post
Hi all, I'm having a hell of a time trying to connect to my shared folders on my Win 7 RC machine from my XP machine. I have my shared folder permissions set to 'full control' for 'everyone'.

On my XP machine I click to open my win 7 machine from the workgroup and I get the username/password screen. The username is already filled in like this: WIN7PC\john. I type my win 7 password for john user account and I get an error that says: \\win7pc not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resource ... multiple connections to a server by same user ... etc.

I am logged into my XP machine as user 'john' as well.

PS. I am able to access the win 7 share from my Mac. I am also able to access my XP shares from the Win 7 machine.

What am i missing? This worked fine with Vista shares from my XP machine.
Try this:

On Win 7 machine, start menu, then in search box type services.msc, hit enter.

Manually shut down the Server service. Wait a little, at least 30 seconds or so whatever, then restart it.

Now try to log back in from XP.

-If that doesn't work, make a brand new test account on XP with a different user name and then try.
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20 May 2009   #6

windows 7 rc
 
 

thanks torrentg. Shutting down and restarting the server service did not work but creating a new user account and logging in under it did work.

When I clicked to open the win7pc from the workgroup screen, the login window username appeared as 'john' and not 'win7pc\john' like it appears when trying to connect from my regular xp user account.

Any ideas on a permanent fix so I can access the shares from my regular account?

Thanks again!
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20 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

If your user account on the Windows 7 machine is John
And the user account on your XP machine is John
Then they should be automatically logging onto each other as long as the password is the same for both accounts.
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20 May 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sexytool View Post
Then they should be automatically logging onto each other as long as the password is the same for both accounts.
This is the problem, I am guessing. Both machines of his have the same account name but different passes.

So ya, hekg, set the passwords identical on each machine. Reboot each machine. Then see if it works. Most likely it should, without even asking anything.
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20 May 2009   #9

windows 7 rc
 
 

That did it!

I actually had already tried to make the password the same on both machines but it did not work so I changed them back .. the problem was that I did not restart both machines . Thanks guys!

While I have your attention, why is my plasma not waking up after turning it off and then back on or after changing TV inputs? The only way is to put the pc to sleep then wake it up BUT then my audio does not work so I have to close the media center app and re-open it .
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20 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

no problemo.
Modern video devices usually are required to be turned on while plugging and unplugging.

Also try disabling sleep mode in the power saving options, sleep mode has never really worked properly in windows accross the board.
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