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Windows 7: network sharing problems with windows vista

11 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits

Hello BIG RED. Can you see the Windows 7 shared files from your Windows XP ?

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11 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

For the XP machine, if it's XP pro you will need to turn off simple file sharing.
How to disable simple file sharing and how to set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP

If you are using passwords to connect you will need to use the same user name and password on all machines.

If you are still having problem try this registry adjustment on the Windows 7 machine. Back up the registry first.

Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry:
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1

After making sure you are using the same Workgroup name on all machines you should run the network set up wizard on the XP machine, reboot all machines and see if you can access files. You will need to set up shares on all machines by allowing for it using the permission settings. You need to set up a Workgroup in either event.
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