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Windows 7: Windows 7 cannot access Windows XP network share

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
Windows 7 cannot access Windows XP network share

I've actually never had a problem setting this up, but since I have upgraded the laptop from Vista to Windows 7, I can no longer access any network share on the Windows XP pro SP3 workstation. The main weirdness is that Windows 7 does not prompt for credentials: I can click the XP workstation computer name and then I can see my shared folders, without inputting a username or password.

But as soon as I click on any shared folder it gives me a permission denied message. However, even after doing a net use /delete *, Windows 7 still does not feel like asking my user credentials when I try to access a share on Windows XP.

Obviously, XP will not let it in without a user name and password. I've got another XP workstation somewhere else where this works just fine. Yep, I'm totally stuck here:-)

Many thanks for your help!

edit: mapping a network drive actually works just fine. I do have to check I want to connect with different credentials. So, it appears Windows 7 is trying to use the wrong credentials?

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