I have two systems (Win 7 Pro x64 Desktop & Win XP Pro Laptop) in a Home Network connected via cable through my DSL router; both systems connect to the internet directly through the router. I created a Workgroup and ran the Network ID wizard on both machines. Both system have the correct workgroup name and I checked the Win 7 system to ensure other systems have access without password requirement.
When I view the Network in Win 7 Windows Explorer, I see both the PCs and their shared folders. When I view My Network Places in Win XP I see the Win 7 folder I added. However, when I click on that folder to view the subfolders, I get an error indicating Win 7 folder is not accessible. You might not have permission to sue this network resource. I think I checked the permissions and they are all correct or the same as the Win XP system.
I have ensure the folders are shared, but I don't a way to get a good confirmation that the system has implemented my request.
What should I check to resolve the access to the Win 7 folders from the Win XP system?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.