Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't access from Win7 to XP shared folder

07 Oct 2013   #1
eXtremeDevil

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't access from Win7 to XP shared folder

So yesterday I decided to set up and optimize my home network by creating shared folders and stuff. As an IT student I'm learning about security so I started by disabling all the Home Group config and creating users with passwords and enabling password authentication so everytime I want to access a computer/folder I have to enter an user (I have more than one for when I need only read or write to a shared folder).

The only problem I have is when I try to access XP. I have one XP and three Sevens. In one of the Sevens, when I try to enter the XP shared folder it ask me for an user/password, something like this:

http://lpmv.epfl.ch/files/content/si...entication.png

Note: I'm using a workgroup, not a domain.

But on the other two Sevens I can't access XP. It says permission denied, or something, but the thing is that they don't ask for credentials.

I guess is NOT a XP problem, but how can I fix this?

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Oct 2013   #2
symp

win 7 pro x64
 
 

theres an option for turning on lower security in the advanced settings / file sharing options.. you need to lower the encryption.
Hope that helps you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #3
eXtremeDevil

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's not what I want. I actually want that security. And in one of my Sevens it works just fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Oct 2013   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do all the computers have the same firewall and Anti-virus programs? If not, you may need to fix their permissions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #5
eXtremeDevil

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

As far as I know, yes. What's the relation between an AV and the "not asking for credentials" bug?

Nive avatar
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Look at the computers to see what Anti-virus and firewalls are set up. There may be something different about the Windows 7 that can't access the XP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2013   #7
eXtremeDevil

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

There's nothing different there. Maybe some registry key or a very advanced option, but I don't know about that. It's not like I can't access XP, I can actually see the folders without any authentication (I have to login first in the PC that works fine just to see the folders), the weird part is that Win7 won't ask me for credentials...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2013   #8
vpwin7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had this issue before but have long ago ditched XP so I unfortunately cannot replicate it for you. However, I do remember that it was not antivirus/firewall software related. You didn't say but I'm assuming you are trying to do this networking through a router?

Things to check...
1: Ensure all computers are on the same workgroup.
2: Ping your XP computer's IP from the working Windows 7 computer, then try the others to see if they can even talk.
3: Try to connect to your Windows 7 computers from XP, instead of the other way around. This is the step I found that commonly works, never found out why though as I left good enough alone.
4: Go deeper than just workgroup settings. Make sure you're on the same gateway and what not(which you should be by default but just make sure).
5: Check for any anomalies in computer and user names for all computers. Eg: spaces, special characters, dashes.

That's all I can recall from those many years ago. Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2013   #9
eXtremeDevil

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vpwin7 View Post
I had this issue before but have long ago ditched XP so I unfortunately cannot replicate it for you. However, I do remember that it was not antivirus/firewall software related. You didn't say but I'm assuming you are trying to do this networking through a router?

Things to check...
1: Ensure all computers are on the same workgroup.
2: Ping your XP computer's IP from the working Windows 7 computer, then try the others to see if they can even talk.
3: Try to connect to your Windows 7 computers from XP, instead of the other way around. This is the step I found that commonly works, never found out why though as I left good enough alone.
4: Go deeper than just workgroup settings. Make sure you're on the same gateway and what not(which you should be by default but just make sure).
5: Check for any anomalies in computer and user names for all computers. Eg: spaces, special characters, dashes.

That's all I can recall from those many years ago. Good luck.

1: Of course...
2: Yep, everyone sees everyone.
3: Absolutely yes.
4: The network config is perfectly fine.
5: None that I can see.

I still investigating but if someone knows anything else... this is not about basic things, it's something deeper.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2013   #10
vpwin7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did step 3 work? Another thing to try is share additional folders on both the XP and one of the non-working Windows 7 computers. Eg: instead of just documents share a folder on your desktop or c:\ drive. If this works you may have to check out the sharing settings on the defaulted share folders.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't access from Win7 to XP shared folder




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows cannot access shared folder
I am getting a typical error saying I do not have permission to access a shared folder and I should contact my network administrator. Both computers are on Win 7 64bit. Both are on the same workgroup. Both are classified as "Home" profile. Both have: Turn on network discovery, file / printer...
Network & Sharing
Win XP pc cannot access win7 user restricted shared folder
I have 10 pcs on a LAN workgroup. They are mixed win7 and xp. I have set the file sharing, net discovery etc on win 7 on and password protection, firewall off. They all have user accounts like pc1, pc2,...pc10 and I have also created the account of the pc I want to access the restricted folder to...
Network & Sharing
Can't access shared folder between two Win7 Pro 32bit machines.
Can't access shared folder between two Win7 Pro 32bit machines. I have read through the forums. What I have done so far (on both machines) is disabled Homegroup (inc. leaving the homegroup and disabling services), set up the advanced network sharing options (network discovery on, file sharing on,...
Network & Sharing
Can't Access Shared Folder!
I have Windows 7 Professional x64. My pictures are located in this folder: L:\Users\<name>\My Pictures I want to share this folder with another user on my computer. Can't do it. Simply altering the folder's permissions doesn't work. If I change permissions so that the folder in question...
Network & Sharing
Canít get access to shared folder from one computer to
I have 2 windows 7 computers and i'm trying to share a folder (that I want password protection on) outside of the homegroup. Both computers are part of the same workgroup and I have the same user account/password combination on both computers plus I have password protected sharing turned on in...
Network & Sharing
Cannot access shared folder, prompted for pwd/usr
Hi! I am facing a very annoying problem. I have a home server with Windows Server 2003, and my notebook with Windows 7. The only role the server has is to share files, and there is no Active Directory, or any other thing, just the simlpe file server role. Now, when I try to browse the server,...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App