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Windows 7: Access other computer denied

05 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Access other computer denied

Ok, I had a 3 computer network all running Xp - simple to setup and never any problems. Changed computer 1 & 2 over to Windows 7 Pro and setup workgroup. Have tried everything I could find and so far nothing works. Probably some little ole setting I have missed. Here's what I have:

Computer 1=Windows 7 workgroup, Computer 2= Windows 7 workgroup, Computer 3= Xp Workgroup

1, 2, 3 & printer wired to router

1, 2 & 3 can access the printer

All 3 computers appear in "Network" on all 3 machines

1 & 2 can access 3's hard drives

1 & 2 cannot access each other "You do not have permission to access_"

3 cannot accesss 1 & 2 "You do not have permission to access_"

Profiles for 1 & 2: file & print sharing ON, sharing so anyone can read and write ON, media streaming OFF, password OFF, allow windows tgo manage connections

I have taken ownership and set sharing on all the hard drives and files on 1 & 2

Permissions on 1 & 2 set to full for all

Turning off firewall on 1 & 2 did not help.

Can access a "Users" folder on all 3 but I need access to all hard drives and files. Currently can only access the xp hard drives and files.

I'm missng something, just don't know what!

Ron

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07 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Pretty much what I have found all over the net. No one knows or has solutions to many of Windows 7's major issues with networks. I suspect it is in the security quagmire of Windows 7. Sure is making the move back to XP more enticing. Dropped vista like a bad dream and may have to do the same thing with Windows 7.
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07 Jun 2011   #3
ski

windows 7
 
 

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07 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Ski but have already been thru that and everything else I can find on the net. Looking for new ideas but apparently this is an issue that has different causes for different computers.
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07 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know a lot about such things but I have a idea. Do all the computers in the work group have different names? Have you tried home group and see if that would work for you?
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08 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Each computer has a different name and all in Workgroup.
The only change using home was not being able to access the xp machine.
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08 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Resolved! Just needed to go to each hard drive's properties on both Windows 7 machines, security tab,advanced button, change permissions button, add button, type "Everyone" and select the desired permissions level. I knew it would be some simple something that I had missed.
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08 Jun 2011   #8

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Glad you got it worked out, and thanks for coming back with the solution!
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08 Jun 2011   #9
ski

windows 7
 
 

Nice detective work!
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08 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I will remember your solution. Thanks for sharing your fix.
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