|10 Aug 2012||#1|
Win 7 problems accessing shares on Win XP using computer name
OK, up until a few days ago I had no issues accessing shared folders on a XP desktop from my Win 7 Laptop. Now I get prompted for a userid and password, but it specifies the laptop credentials. ie if desktop name is DESKTOP and laptop name is LAPTOP, I get prompted to enter the login credentials for LAPTOP\USER when trying to access shares on DESKTOP.
So with the latest development in using the IP address I am no longer stuck but I would still like to know what has caused this problem and get it fixed.
Any help would be appreciated
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|11 Aug 2012||#2|
Sometimes when it comes to Windows 7, It and XP doesn't get along to well. With XP no longer being sold, and a kill virus going around for it, some extras security measures have been in put in place in the updates since there is still a bit on XP code on the 7's side. Now, if your desktop computer has FTP Access set up, than it makes sense one can access it via the IP Address.
Let me ask this, did you use a workgroup at all?? If so, did you make any changes to it recently?
Can also try this:
If the Windows XP machine shares out the file without a user ID/password requirement (i.e. simple file sharing), you will need to turn off password sharing on the Vista/7 machine:
To turn off Password Protected Sharing:
1. Click Start, enter "Network and Sharing Center" in the Start Search box .
2. Click "Change advanced sharing settings" in the left pane.
3. Make sure that "Password protected sharing" is turned off.
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