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Windows 7: File sharing between win7 64 bit desktop & vista 32bit laptop

21 Mar 2012   #11
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

You need to enter user name & password of the pc your attempting to connect to, as in my pdf.


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21 Mar 2012   #12
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

Now after about 10 mins it went back to neither pc is seeing each other. I restarted both PCs also
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21 Mar 2012   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Maybe this guide will help. It has step by step with pictures of sharing between Vista and Windows 7 machines.
How To Share Files and Printers Between Windows 7 and Vista - How-To Geek
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21 Mar 2012   #14
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

I followed that guide b/4 coming here, it was recommended by the other forum I am in, they sent me here. Also when my son was here helping me the same thing happened as did last night, after putting in all the settings, we saw both pc's on the win7 & vista for a few mins then poof it went back to neither pc seeing each other, just like last night as I posted above. My son is a pc expert took training for this in college, he tried for 4 hrs with no luck. We both have checked, double checked & triple checked the settings. I did find after leaving the Homegroup that the printer settings were gone on the win7 so in checking that setting became unticked , maybe because I left the Homegroup, not sure so I ticked it again and it's back.

Anyone know what's going on? I'm at a loss, I need to go out for a while but will check the settings once again when I return.
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21 Mar 2012   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
I followed that guide b/4 coming here, it was recommended by the other forum I am in, they sent me here. Also when my son was here helping me the same thing happened as did last night, after putting in all the settings, we saw both pc's on the win7 & vista for a few mins then poof it went back to neither pc seeing each other, just like last night as I posted above. My son is a pc expert took training for this in college, he tried for 4 hrs with no luck. We both have checked, double checked & triple checked the settings. I did find after leaving the Homegroup that the printer settings were gone on the win7 so in checking that setting became unticked , maybe because I left the Homegroup, not sure so I ticked it again and it's back.

Anyone know what's going on? I'm at a loss, I need to go out for a while but will check the settings once again when I return.
If your son is an expert then you should be having no problems with this at all.
Unless of course there is an A/V program involved in the mix in which case all bets are off.
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21 Mar 2012   #16
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

Can you give me an example of what you mean? My son doesn't live here or even in this city and I am no expert.
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21 Mar 2012   #17
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
Can you give me an example of what you mean? My son doesn't live here or even in this city and I am no expert.
It just means that if you are running any type of A/V software, especially ones with built in firewalls you would either need to configure the firewall to allow for sharing or better yet, uninstall the A/V's completely from both machines and retest to see if sharing works.

It sounds like you have some type of program that is killing off sharing minutes after you set it up, going by the way the machines disappear from the network as you mentioned before.
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21 Mar 2012   #18
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
Can you give me an example of what you mean? My son doesn't live here or even in this city and I am no expert.
This is the settings of my Outpost Pro. Firewall

File sharing between win7 64 bit desktop & vista 32bit laptop-rr.jpg


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21 Mar 2012   #19
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

I have found the problem, when looking into the laptop I noticed I still had Mcfee suite, even tho I am not using Mcfee now so I uninstalled it and now I see both pc's on both systems. I have both set with a password and was able to get into the laptop files on my win7 but I don't have a password on the win 7 so can't get into the win 7 files on the laptop, also how do I make it so I can see the printer which is hooked up to the win7 in the laptop? Sorry but as I said I'm no expert
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21 Mar 2012   #20
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

I spoke too soon that did the same thing as last nite
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