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Windows 7: file share windows seven and windows xp


02 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 pro x64
 
 
file share windows seven and windows xp

i cant seem to get two networked windows xp machines to file share with a windows 7 machine. and by share i mean i cant get them to change or move files on the win 7 pc . i set up the network, shared the folder with every one , turned off password protection shareing, the pcs can share printers but they just cant get into a folder. wich they need to access for running client software. there all on the same (WORKGROUP). anyone able to help me on this?

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02 Jun 2011   #2

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

How are you trying to access the shares? Can you see the shares by going to Start > Run and typing \\192.168.1.* (whatever the IP address is of the machine with the shared folders)?
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02 Jun 2011   #3

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

thats just it i can see them and grab files from them i just dont have access to change them on the host computer, ive tried all i know of to get access to them i just cant figure out what more i can do . ive shared them , ive granted access to all users and yet i still cant change them. wich i need to do to have a program work together on the network.
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02 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What Anti-virus and firewall are you using on the Host computer?
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02 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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02 Jun 2011   #6

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

avast and widows firewall
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02 Jun 2011   #7

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

and just to add wierd windows happenings . if i go into the folders through my network places i can edit the files
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03 Jun 2011   #8

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

Hmm.. Maybe try to map a network drive using different credentials and make it so that it uses the user of the target machine (ex. targetmachinename\username). Also, if you don't have a password on the target machine, try to create a user with a password and allow it to have access to the shared folder. Then use the user with a password to connect to the share.
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