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Windows 7: windwos 7 and vista file sharing problem

01 Jul 2009   #1
coobullets

windows 7
 
 
windwos 7 and vista file sharing problem

I have run into some problem while trying to setup file sharing between a windows 7 32bit PC and a vista 64bit laptop. both PC are now in the same home group. On the vista laptop, I can see the file folders I shared on the windows 7 PC. However I can only access the files in the public folders but not the files in another folder in chinese name I shared in windows 7 PC. When I try to open the folder in chinese name, it says the path might be wrong. Please let me know how to fix this problem.


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01 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
share prob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coobullets View Post
I have run into some problem while trying to setup file sharing between a windows 7 32bit PC and a vista 64bit laptop. both PC are now in the same home group. On the vista laptop, I can see the file folders I shared on the windows 7 PC. However I can only access the files in the public folders but not the files in another folder with chinese name I shared in windows 7 PC. When I try to open the folder with chinese, it says the path might be wrong. Please let me know how to fix this problem.
OK are you using the english win 7 and english keyboard layout? are there any characters in the chinese folder name not supported (period ^@, etc)?

Hope this helps

Ken
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01 Jul 2009   #3
coobullets

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
OK are you using the english win 7 and english keyboard layout? are there any characters in the chinese folder name not supported (period ^@, etc)?

Hope this helps

Ken
I am using english windows 7 with chinese display. The folder name is in chinese but no other special characters. The vista laptop in english but it can see the chinese folder name.
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01 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
sharing prob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coobullets View Post
I am using english windows 7 with chinese display. The folder name is in chinese but no other special characters. The vista laptop in english but it can see the chinese folder name.
How deep is the path to that folder? I believe there is a finite number of characters the can be in a path statement.

With chinese display? does that mean you downloaded the language pack ?

OK also was the chinese folder created in windows or vista? who owns the chinese folder?

K
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01 Jul 2009   #5
coobullets

windows 7
 
 

I downloaded and installed the chinese language pack in windows 7. The chinese folder is in the windows 7 PC right under D drive. It is not under any other folder. The folder name is only 2 character in chinese.
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15 Apr 2010   #6
andyl8u

Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.6
 
 

any fix on this?
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15 Apr 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coobullets View Post
I have run into some problem while trying to setup file sharing between a windows 7 32bit PC and a vista 64bit laptop. both PC are now in the same home group. On the vista laptop, I can see the file folders I shared on the windows 7 PC. However I can only access the files in the public folders but not the files in another folder in chinese name I shared in windows 7 PC. When I try to open the folder in chinese name, it says the path might be wrong. Please let me know how to fix this problem.
When you said this "both PC are now in the same home group" this indicates to me that you are using Homegroups for a mixed Op system network. The Windows 7 Homegroup sharing feature is only meant to be used in an all Windows 7 network, no other Op systems are meant to use Homegroups.

I suggest you go back and set up a Workgroup type of network which should work better for you.

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