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Windows 7: Win7 Home Premium / Win XP Pro - Network Communication Problems

24 May 2013   #1
nsharma1008

Win7 Home Premium, Win Xp
 
 
Win7 Home Premium / Win XP Pro - Network Communication Problems

Hi,

I wonder if somebody can please help or point me in the right direction with the problem scenario below:-

- Dell PC is running WinXP Pro (SP3 plus updates) and Sony VAIO laptop running Win7 Home Premium
- Other Dell PC's running Win XP Pro (SP3 plus updates)
- All PC's connected via wired Etherent to a DSL router
- All PC's running McAfee Suite with Firewall active and "trusted"
- All Dell PC's (Win XP Pro) can access each other's hard disk(s) without any problems
- Sony VAIO (Win7 Home Premium) set to workgroup mode with same workgroup name as Dell (Win XP PC's)
- Both Sony VAIO and Dell PC are logged on with the same username and password for each machine.

Problem:
Both the Sony VAIO and the Dell PC are now visible with Network Neighbourhood (on either PC's), but cannot access each other's drive/directories even using the "\\computername\sharename" convention from the RUN command, even they can be seen via PING'ing their respective IP addresses.

- Tried suggestions made in this sub-forum for Advanced Sharing configurations, but still does not work
- Tried Sony VAIO C: drive shared with Everyone Full Control, but still does not work
- Tried power cycle ON/OFF for the DSL router and the Sony VAIO and Dell PC, but still does not work
- Tried disabling McAfee Personal Firewall, but still does not work

Many thanks in advance for all your help.

With kind regards.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 May 2013   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I think the problem lies with both PC's using the same user name and password. Try changing one of the PC's user name and password, reboot all pc's and then check the share's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2013   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nsharna View Post
Hi,

I wonder if somebody can please help or point me in the right direction with the problem scenario below:-

- Dell PC is running WinXP Pro (SP3 plus updates) and Sony VAIO laptop running Win7 Home Premium
- Other Dell PC's running Win XP Pro (SP3 plus updates)
- All PC's connected via wired Etherent to a DSL router
- All PC's running McAfee Suite with Firewall active and "trusted"
- All Dell PC's (Win XP Pro) can access each other's hard disk(s) without any problems
- Sony VAIO (Win7 Home Premium) set to workgroup mode with same workgroup name as Dell (Win XP PC's)
- Both Sony VAIO and Dell PC are logged on with the same username and password for each machine.

Problem:
Both the Sony VAIO and the Dell PC are now visible with Network Neighbourhood (on either PC's), but cannot access each other's drive/directories even using the "\\computername\sharename" convention from the RUN command, even they can be seen via PING'ing their respective IP addresses.

- Tried suggestions made in this sub-forum for Advanced Sharing configurations, but still does not work
- Tried Sony VAIO C: drive shared with Everyone Full Control, but still does not work
- Tried power cycle ON/OFF for the DSL router and the Sony VAIO and Dell PC, but still does not work
- Tried disabling McAfee Personal Firewall, but still does not work

Many thanks in advance for all your help.

With kind regards.
To access drives on other machines often times you need to make adjustments to the Security tab of the drive in order to gain access from other networked machines.

The link below shows you how to add the Everyone permission to the Security profile of the drive. It's best to go into the C:>Users folder for this rather than trying to share the entire drive.
HDD sharing
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