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Windows 7: sharing win7 with xp

10 Aug 2011   #1
andyell

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 
sharing win7 with xp

Hi,

Here is the situation, I have 3 machines in the house

1 x win 7 ultimate x86 desktops both with wired connection to router
1 x win xp sp3 laptop using wireless to connect to networked & internet
1 x mac mini wired connection to router

My problem is:
On the win 7 machine which has a 3 partitions (2 HDD) with large storage capacity I can see and access all the machines on the network from this machine.

Whilst on the XP laptop and the Mac I can see the Win 7 machine but I can not access the folders i want.

On one of the partitions I can open the folders but no matter what I try by changing sharing on the other partitions I can not open the folders.

I have all the drives shared out, the users on all the machines have the same user name, there are no passwords.

Hope you can help me find the tick box I am missing!

Thanks


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10 Aug 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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10 Aug 2011   #3
andyell

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

I have tried the above and still no joy, infact the status is worse as now after chacking all the settings I can not access the Xp machine from the win 7 machine!

Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks
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10 Aug 2011   #4
andyell

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

I should have said even with this change I can still open the same folder on the win7 machine.
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11 Aug 2011   #5
andyell

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

If anyone is interested I fixed the problem by installing Network magic
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11 Aug 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear it, but what is Network Magic? Do you have a link?
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