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Windows 7: Simple File Sharing Problem

30 Oct 2012   #1
blarp1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Simple File Sharing Problem

I have a Windows 7 Professional PC and two laptops, one with XP Professional and a new one with Windows 7 Home Premium. There are only two files I share between the PC and the XP laptop, a music file and a photo file. These two are mapped on the XP laptop and have been for some time. Recently picked up the Windows 7 laptop and went to map the same two files without success. It sees the network PC, but does not see the two files I wish to map. Any assistance would be appreciated.


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30 Oct 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blarp1 View Post
I have a Windows 7 Professional PC and two laptops, one with XP Professional and a new one with Windows 7 Home Premium. There are only two files I share between the PC and the XP laptop, a music file and a photo file. These two are mapped on the XP laptop and have been for some time. Recently picked up the Windows 7 laptop and went to map the same two files without success. It sees the network PC, but does not see the two files I wish to map. Any assistance would be appreciated.
The link below shows many ways to make networking between Windows 7 and XP to work.

Windows 7 computer can't see other networked computers
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30 Oct 2012   #3
blarp1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks...I'll take a look at the suggestions tonight when I get home...problem is not the XP laptop...that reads the shared files from the Windows 7 PC just fine...it is the new Windows 7 Home edition Laptop that is not finding the files
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30 Oct 2012   #4
blarp1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

None of these notes solve my issue. All I want to do is map a couple of files I have set up to be shared on my network on a new Windows 7 laptop I just picked up. All things seem setup as they should be and the new laptop can see my PC and when I browse to map the drives it shows My PC\users\Public and \my usrname and all of the folders below those main folders. What it doesn't see is the C: root folders where the shared folders are that I want to map to as I have done on My XP laptop many moons ago. I could just move them to the folders I can see, but I would like to know why I am unable to get to the two files I have designated as shared and I can get to folders that I did not designate,
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30 Oct 2012   #5
blarp1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well...small change here...opened media player and it can see and shows my music library, but not my pictures...both of which are in the root of my PC. Now I am not sure what is happening. I did not map the folder, but media player sees one of them.
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