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Windows 7: XP cannot access W7's shared drives


23 May 2011   #1

W7 Ult x64
 
 
XP cannot access W7's shared drives

A XP machine can see shared drives of a Windows 7 machine but cannot open them. The XP machine does not have this problem with any other Windows 7 machine, and the XP machine is accessible from any Windows 7 machine on the network. There is no problem sharing drives among Windows 7 machines including the above.

There must be something wrong with this particular Windows 7 machine but I ran out of things to try.
I have reviewed past threads for the same problems but no solution was found.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.


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24 May 2011   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi churin, read this Windows Secrets News Letter. let me know if it helps.
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24 May 2011   #3

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Even if you RUN > IP\C$

192.168.1.113\C$

or

Set to home network.!!!
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25 May 2011   #4

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi churin, read this Windows Secrets News Letter. let me know if it helps.
Thanks for your response.
I tried that but no luck. All other Windows 7 machines are with the same default settings in that particular areas or File sharing connections and HomeGroup connections and have no such problem. Another Windows 7 installed on the same machine has no problem as the rest of the Windows 7 machines.


For experimental purpose, I added another XP machine to the network and found the same problem with that particular Windows 7 and has no problem with any other Windows 7 and not to mention the XP originally on the network.
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25 May 2011   #5

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SmurofNeves View Post
Even if you RUN > IP\C$

192.168.1.113\C$
I am not sure what is the above supposed to do. Anyway I tried it but to no avail.
The following is the command instead which I am aware of:

\\Computer name or IP\Drive name

But this did not work either.

Quote:
or

Set to home network.!!!
Are you suggesting that I use home network instead?
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25 May 2011   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

XP machines will not work with Windows 7 HOMEGROUP, you need to use a business-like workgroup. All computers need to have a unique computer name (NO two the same). Hope this helps.
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25 May 2011   #7

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi churin, read this Windows Secrets News Letter. let me know if it helps.
Thanks for your response.
I tried that but no luck. All other Windows 7 machines are with the same default settings in that particular areas or File sharing connections and HomeGroup connections and have no such problem. Another Windows 7 installed on the same machine has no problem as the rest of the Windows 7 machines.


For experimental purpose, I added another XP machine to the network and found the same problem with that particular Windows 7 and has no problem with any other Windows 7 and not to mention the XP originally on the network.
Hi churin, I suggest you re read the W S News Letter again and do the 2 changes. When done, post back and I'll explain the next steps that are guaranteed to work.
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25 May 2011   #8

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi churin, read this Windows Secrets News Letter. let me know if it helps.
Thanks for your response.
I tried that but no luck. All other Windows 7 machines are with the same default settings in that particular areas or File sharing connections and HomeGroup connections and have no such problem. Another Windows 7 installed on the same machine has no problem as the rest of the Windows 7 machines.


For experimental purpose, I added another XP machine to the network and found the same problem with that particular Windows 7 and has no problem with any other Windows 7 and not to mention the XP originally on the network.
Hi churin, I suggest you re read the W S News Letter again and do the 2 changes. When done, post back and I'll explain the next steps that are guaranteed to work.
Yes, I did those two changes exactly.
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25 May 2011   #9

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
XP machines will not work with Windows 7 HOMEGROUP, you need to use a business-like workgroup. All computers need to have a unique computer name (NO two the same). Hope this helps.
I am not using and never used the HOMGROUP. The same workgroup name is used for all machines on the network.
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26 May 2011   #10

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi churin, when you click on the network link on the XP pc, what does it show? For example:- this is my Win 7 Laptop to Windows 7 Desktop.

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