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Windows 7: File sharing with Windows 7

26 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
File sharing with Windows 7

I have a Windows 2000 file server, home use, and all of my XP machines read it with out any problems. So did Windows 7..........for one night!! I set the HomeGroup connection settings to "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers." Everything worked fine last night, I shut the computer off and went to bed. This morning its telling me there is an error with my user name and password. No settings were changed that I know of. Does anyone have a clue what happened?


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26 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

broncolover

You try re-booting the server?

Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #3

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes, and I even reinstalled Windows 7 on the client thinking it could have been a bad update from this morning.
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26 Jul 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Clean re-install? did something change in networking? homegroup vs workgroup or domain?
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26 Jul 2009   #5

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ya, clean install. Reformat and everything. No changes to the network settings. Workgroups are the same on both machines.
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26 Jul 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

why not check event log to see what errors are being generated
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26 Jul 2009   #7

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I just tried to read the Windows 7 machine from the Win 2000 and saw everthing just fine. Could it be a firewall setting?

Not much of a user of the event log. Can you tell me where to find it?
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26 Jul 2009   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Sure what firewall?
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26 Jul 2009   #9

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

The one on the Win 7 machine
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26 Jul 2009   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

windows firewall. try turning it off and see if the prob vanishes. your behind a nat router, right? like cable>>router>>server>>pc, etc
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