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Windows 7: network accessing files issue

26 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
network accessing files issue

hi, a friend of mine is trying to access files residing on a vista pc residing on the same network as his 7 pc in order to copy them over. cunningly, both pcs have exactly the same network name albeit one in capitals and one in lowercase although i am pretty sure this does not mkae a difference. can anyone tell if this is where the problem lies, especially since another vista pc on the network shows up fine

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27 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit


Create the same UserName and Password on both computers.

Alternatively, try accessing the shared folder od Drive this way:
Click on the Windows Orb, type \\ComputerName\SharedFolderName press enter, also the Computer Name can be replaced by an IP Address.
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