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Windows 7: sharing folders (not using homegroups)

17 Oct 2013   #1
Lanky0

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
sharing folders (not using homegroups)

Basically I have a Vista laptop sharing a folder on the network, I shared this folder by doing the following:

- Right clicked folder > properties > sharing tab > advanced sharing > ticked share this folder > permissions > then gave "everyone" read only permissions

At first this wouldn't share the folder over the network, I had to then go to the folders security tab within properties and add "everyone" to the list of users then give the permissions there.

Now after doing this same exact process from my Windows 7 folder the Vista laptop can successfully access the folder with the permissions set in the security tab.

But, when I do this for a folder on the Vista laptop the Windows 7 folder CANNOT access this folder, I tried accessing it from an android device (HTC Desire HD) using ES file explorer and it CAN access the Vista folder...

Is this an OS problem or?


Help is very much appreciated...


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17 Oct 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Can win7 see the vista shared folder? Can win7 access any shared folder on vista machine? Can win7 access any shared folder on other machines?

What did you type in ES file explorer to access vista share (something like smb://vistamachine/sharedfoldername )
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17 Oct 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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So vista can access win7 shared folder, no problem at all? But not the opposite
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17 Oct 2013   #4
Lanky0

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Can win7 see the vista shared folder? Can win7 access any shared folder on vista machine? Can win7 access any shared folder on other machines?

What did you type in ES file explorer to access vista share (something like smb://vistamachine/sharedfoldername )
The windows 7 cannot access the vista machine, the error about permissions appears.

On ES File explorer i click LAN and the laptop IP addresses appear and I can click on each system and see the folders o.k.
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17 Oct 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanky0 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Can win7 see the vista shared folder? Can win7 access any shared folder on vista machine? Can win7 access any shared folder on other machines?

What did you type in ES file explorer to access vista share (something like smb://vistamachine/sharedfoldername )
The windows 7 cannot access the vista machine, the error about permissions appears.

On ES File explorer i click LAN and the laptop IP addresses appear and I can click on each system and see the folders o.k.
So ES file explorer uses ip-address. It doesn't use DNS.

What is ip address of win7 machine, what is ip address of vista?

Post screenshot of errormessage please.
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17 Oct 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Open win7 file explorer (the normal explorer you use to browse folders):
In address bar type:

\\127.0.0.1 (do you see shares of this machine? Doubleclick shows content?)
\\ipaddressofwin7 (do you see shares of win7? Doubleclick shows content?)
\\ipaddressofvista (do you see shares of vista? Doubleclick shows content?)
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17 Oct 2013   #7
Lanky0

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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17 Oct 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

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"the specific network provider name is invalid". It think it's a DNS issue.

on win7 and vista in command prompt:
Code:
ping  cimadomal
ping  josh-laptop
if it gives 4 sent, 4 received that's okay.
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17 Oct 2013   #9
Lanky0

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So vista can access win7 shared folder, no problem at all? But not the opposite

correct,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2013   #10
Lanky0

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
"the specific network provider name is invalid". It think it's a DNS issue.

on win7 and vista in command prompt:
Code:
ping  cimadomal
ping  josh-laptop
if it gives 4 sent, 4 received that's okay.
both machines ping each other ok
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