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Windows 7: having trouble in Mapping an XP drive from within 7


23 May 2012   #1

7 pro 64bit
 
 
having trouble in Mapping an XP drive from within 7

In my new laptop, I have migrated to 7, but the majority of my data are still on my XP machine. I tired to used "Map Network Drive" from within the 7 to map the C:\ drive of the XP machine, but unsuccessful!

some useful info:
- the the workgroup on both machines is the same = WORKGROUP
- in the "Netwok"/"My Network Places" of either machine, I cannot see the other
- from 7, I can remotedesktop the XP machine with all local drives available remotely.

previously, I have mapped between XP machines with no problem, but Im wondering this time why it doest work. is it due to 7-XP incompatibility(!??) or something?

thank you for help


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23 May 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Have you tried browsing for it? Open My Computer, expand Network. Does the XP machine show up there? If yes, click on it and see what it shows.

How did you setup the share on the XP machine?
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23 May 2012   #3

7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Have you tried browsing for it? Open My Computer, expand Network. Does the XP machine show up there? If yes, click on it and see what it shows.

How did you setup the share on the XP machine?
no; xp machine doent show up under "Network" of 7 machine.

as for sharing in xp, i just right clicked on a folder and shared it. i did the same for the drive c:\.
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24 May 2012   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

On the Win 7 system, open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings.

Make sure Turn on Network Discovery and Turn on File and printer sharing are both checked. If you make any change, click on Save changes at the bottom.

Good tutorial here: Enable File and Printer Sharing MAXIMUMpcguides Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

For the XP system, see here: Windows File and Printer Sharing - How to Enable or Disable
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