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Windows 7: XP cannot access W7's shared drives

23 May 2011   #1
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 
XP cannot access W7's shared drives

A XP machine can see shared drives of a W7 machine but cannot open them. The XP machine does not have this problem with any other W7 machine, and the XP machine is accessible from any W7 machine on the network. There is no problem sharing drives among W7 machines including the above.

There must be something wrong with this particular W7 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
Roderunner

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
SmurofNeves

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
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro 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 W7 machines are with the same default settings in that particular areas or File sharing connections and HomeGroup connections and have no such problem. Another W7 installed on the same machine has no problem as the rest of the W7 machines.


For experimental purpose, I added another XP machine to the network and found the same problem with that particular W7 and has no problem with any other W7 and not to mention the XP originally on the network.
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25 May 2011   #5
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro 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
DocBrown

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

XP machines will not work with win7 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
Roderunner

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 W7 machines are with the same default settings in that particular areas or File sharing connections and HomeGroup connections and have no such problem. Another W7 installed on the same machine has no problem as the rest of the W7 machines.


For experimental purpose, I added another XP machine to the network and found the same problem with that particular W7 and has no problem with any other W7 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
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro 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 W7 machines are with the same default settings in that particular areas or File sharing connections and HomeGroup connections and have no such problem. Another W7 installed on the same machine has no problem as the rest of the W7 machines.


For experimental purpose, I added another XP machine to the network and found the same problem with that particular W7 and has no problem with any other W7 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
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
XP machines will not work with win7 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
Roderunner

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 Win7 Desktop.

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