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Windows 7: Win 7 and XP File Sharing Problem


07 Jun 2009   #1

Win 7, XP, linux
 
 
Win 7 and XP File Sharing Problem

I am having trouble with sharing any directory on my Windows 7 RC computer with my two XP computers. Win 7 can see directories and files on the XP computers but the XP machines get a "Access is denied." error message on the Windows 7 directory.

I don't have any software firewalls on any of the machines, but I am able to share the printer connected with the Windows 7 machine with the two XP machines. This version of Windows 7 was an upgrade from Vista Basic in which I was able to share directories with the XP computers.

Thanks for any help in advance.


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09 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Please check Local Security Policy
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09 Jun 2009   #3
EdB

Windows 7
 
 

What is "Local Security Policy"? Which machine, XP or Windows 7? And where is it located? --EdB
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09 Jun 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
homegroup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigray View Post
I am having trouble with sharing any directory on my Windows 7 RC computer with my two XP computers. Win 7 can see directories and files on the XP computers but the XP machines get a "Access is denied." error message on the Windows 7 directory.

I don't have any software firewalls on any of the machines, but I am able to share the printer connected with the Windows 7 machine with the two XP machines. This version of Windows 7 was an upgrade from Vista Basic in which I was able to share directories with the XP computers.

Thanks for any help in advance.
Are you running win 7 homegroup?
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09 Jun 2009   #5

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

bigray,

go to advanced sharing:

if you desire no passwords on network, turn off password protected sharing

if not,

Homegroup Connections, Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers.
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11 Jun 2009   #6

Win 7, XP, linux
 
 

I want to thank you all for your help. I was able to fix the problem by telling Win 7 that it was part of the home group. The home group network had been showing up before the upgrade to Windows 7 and had been part of the home group.

Once again, thanks for all your help.
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13 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I had the same problem, just had to go to advance sharing settings and under the public tab i had to turn on file sharing and printer for it to work. My problem is that all the other computers(running XP) on the network is under the Workgroup: MSHome and my Windows 7 is under: workgroup. I couldn't find a way to change it to MSHome, and I'm guessing thats why I have to change setting under the public tab instead of the Home or Work tab because it wont see the other computers. Is there a way in Windows 7 to change the name of your workgroup or would I have to switch all the other computers to "workgroup"?
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13 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nicklepro View Post
I had the same problem, just had to go to advance sharing settings and under the public tab i had to turn on file sharing and printer for it to work. My problem is that all the other computers(running XP) on the network is under the Workgroup: MSHome and my Windows 7 is under: workgroup. I couldn't find a way to change it to MSHome, and I'm guessing thats why I have to change setting under the public tab instead of the Home or Work tab because it wont see the other computers. Is there a way in Windows 7 to change the name of your workgroup or would I have to switch all the other computers to "workgroup"?

Welcome to Seven Forums, nicklepro

Control panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings > Computer Name is where you want to go to change the names of the computer and workgroup.
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24 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I'm able to share files on my Public folder from my pc with Windows 7, but when I right click a folder and share it with homegroup I can't see it on other computers. any ideas why? my other computers run xp and im thinking its because they can't join the homegroup Windows 7 has
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25 Oct 2009   #10

windows7
 
 

Yes, I'd also like to thank you Digger. Thanks for you solution. Keep it up.

I had been wanting to thank you earlier, but couldn't find this thread again for a 2 weeks! :P
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