I'm having a weird issue when it comes to to accessing shared folders on my Windows 7 machine from my XP machine. First, nothing worked. But now, after few hours of researching the web about how to get this sh*t working, I'm stuck with one small irritating problem.
On my Windows 7 box, everything works like a charm. I can access my xp box flawlessly.
On my XP box, I can find the Windows 7 box. I can ping it, and I can see it in the network map. But when trying to get into the Windows 7 box, and accessing the shared folders, I hit a dead end with the error:
'\\<computer> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
However when manually entering the address to the shared folder (\\Windows 7\folder\
), everything works fine and I'm able to browse through the content of the folder.
Any ideas folks? People wont always know the name of my shared folders e.g. on a LAN.