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Windows 7: How to share win7 drive from winxp pc


05 Apr 2012   #1

Win7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 
How to share win7 drive from winxp pc

Dear All, Thanks before for your tech support.

In our office we have 10 winxp pcs, workgroup as workgroup, tcp/ip is set to obtain ip address automatically, with 16port dlink ethernet switch.

Now, we took one new dell pc with Windows 7 home basic. We want d:\ drive in Windows 7 pc should be accessible from all 10 winxp pcs.

New win7hb pc is shown in workgroup of winxp pcs, but when opening d:/drive, access denied error is coming.

Please guide us how to do the drive sharing. Any help reply to mail id (venkat.lanster@gmail.com) is highly appreciated. Thanks again.

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05 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Good afternoon Lanster,
What antivirus are you running? Also I know we had issues with winxp to 7 due to the firewall being on. If you turn if off allow it to be on your network and find the win 7 machine, you can put the firewall back to being on.

thanks,
Sarah
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05 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

In order to share an entire drive you need to go into the "Security tab" of the drive itself and then add "Everyone" to the permissions share with list. You will also need to set some permissions using the "Sharing Tab" of the drive "picture below".

Do this by right clicking the drive and then choose "Properties" click on the "Security" tab. After that click on the "Edit" button which will bring up the Permissions Security window. Click the "Add" button. Type "Everyone" where it says..."Enter the objects name to select" then click ok. This will take you back to the permissions window where you add check marks for full permissions Second picture. After that hit "Apply" you will be able to share that drive with Everyone now.

This is not a very secure method of sharing because it exposes the shared drives to everyone on your network. As an alternative you can share the entire "User Name" folder and still have access to most every folder on that machine.


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06 Apr 2012   #4

Win7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ITGIRL View Post
Good afternoon Lanster,
What antivirus are you running? Also I know we had issues with winxp to 7 due to the firewall being on. If you turn if off allow it to be on your network and find the win 7 machine, you can put the firewall back to being on.

thanks,
Sarah
Dear Ms.Sarah, Hope U R Well & Good! Thanks for your reply.
In Win7HB pc, its AVIRA Antivirus. In Winxp pc, its Kaspersky.
Do I have to turn off Windows 7 firewall or Winxp Firewall or in both pcs.
Awaiting your support reply please.
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06 Apr 2012   #5

Win7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Dear Gold Member Chev65,
Thanks for your reply, thanks for your illustrative image files, thanks for your valuable time & effort spent on this issue. Since today friday, being indian national holiday, i didn't report to work. I would modify the settings as per your instructions & update you monday. Thanks again for your support.
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06 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

On Windows 7, you right click the Network icon in taskbar - Open Network and Sharing center - Change advanced sharing settings - Choose the following options: Turn on network discovery + Turn on file and printer sharing
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11 Apr 2012   #7

Win7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
In order to share an entire drive you need to go into the "Security tab" of the drive itself and then add "Everyone" to the permissions share with list. You will also need to set some permissions using the "Sharing Tab" of the drive "picture below".

Do this by right clicking the drive and then choose "Properties" click on the "Security" tab. After that click on the "Edit" button which will bring up the Permissions Security window. Click the "Add" button. Type "Everyone" where it says..."Enter the objects name to select" then click ok. This will take you back to the permissions window where you add check marks for full permissions Second picture. After that hit "Apply" you will be able to share that drive with Everyone now.

This is not a very secure method of sharing because it exposes the shared drives to everyone on your network. As an alternative you can share the entire "User Name" folder and still have access to most every folder on that machine.
Dear Chev65, You are Real Gold Member. I profoundly thank you for helping me in successfully solving this issue. I followed your instructions carefully and implemented sharing Windows 7 D:\drive with WinXP pcs. Also, I request your kind advice, If I connect broadband internet in both or in any of these pcs, (pcs don't have specific ip address) Do these pcs are exposed to outside hacking. To be precise, would any internet user be able to see the data in Windows 7 D:\drive and in WinXP drive. Hope to get your valued reply soon.
Dear Chev65, I am your well wisher. (venkat.lanster@gmail.com)
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11 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
In order to share an entire drive you need to go into the "Security tab" of the drive itself and then add "Everyone" to the permissions share with list. You will also need to set some permissions using the "Sharing Tab" of the drive "picture below".

Do this by right clicking the drive and then choose "Properties" click on the "Security" tab. After that click on the "Edit" button which will bring up the Permissions Security window. Click the "Add" button. Type "Everyone" where it says..."Enter the objects name to select" then click ok. This will take you back to the permissions window where you add check marks for full permissions Second picture. After that hit "Apply" you will be able to share that drive with Everyone now.

This is not a very secure method of sharing because it exposes the shared drives to everyone on your network. As an alternative you can share the entire "User Name" folder and still have access to most every folder on that machine.
Dear Chev65, You are Real Gold Member. I profoundly thank you for helping me in successfully solving this issue. I followed your instructions carefully and implemented sharing Windows 7 D:\drive with WinXP pcs. Also, I request your kind advice, If I connect broadband internet in both or in any of these pcs, (pcs don't have specific ip address) Do these pcs are exposed to outside hacking. To be precise, would any internet user be able to see the data in Windows 7 D:\drive and in WinXP drive. Hope to get your valued reply soon.
Dear Chev65, I am your well wisher. (venkat.lanster@gmail.com)
Assuming you are using a router, it would have a built in firewall or gateway that would make it very difficult for a hacker to access your network drive, there is also the Windows 7 firewall preventing this.

Although anyone in your actual network would have access to the contents of the drive you gave permissions for. It would be a bit safer from a security stand point to allow access to the entire User folder rather than the entire drive or you could allow access to only certain folders if you want to set it up that way.
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