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Windows 7: Cannot Share Win 7 Files With XP Computer

14 Nov 2009   #1
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot Share Win 7 Files With XP Computer

Hi:

My computer in question is a Toshiba L455-S5980 running Windows 7
Home Premium.

I have a wireless network with a Linksys WRT160N router connected to a
Sony desktop running XP MCE(2005). In addition, I have another Toshiba
laptop running XP Home Edition.

With the new Win7 laptop in the Network I can see all 3 computers, as well
as access files sharing in both the XP computers. However, I cannot access any of
the Win 7 files from the XP computers.

When I go to Network and click on Win 7 name it shows two folders as being shared. Even though one folder indicates "Share" when I Right click on it and go to "Share with" it has a lock icon beside "Nobody" and I cannot change it to Homegroup Read/Write etc. The other folder "Share with" Advanced sharing and I do not know what further to do in ths regards.

The XP computers Workgroup name is MSHOME; however the Win 7 laptop was
named WORKGROUP by default, but I changed this name to MHOME where all 3
computers now have the same Workgroup name,

If anyone can assist me in establishing file sharing of the Win 7
laptop with the XP computers I would be most appreciative.

Thanks,

ColTom2



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14 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Set permissions manually on the Win 7 shares by typing "Everyone" without the quotes.
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15 Nov 2009   #3
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

Could you please tell me exactly how to access the Permissions and manually set to "Everyone" as you describe.

Thanks,

ColTom2
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15 Nov 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Check your Windows 7 network sharing:

Network and Sharing Center -> Change advanced sharing settings

Do you have fie and printer sharing enabled? Do you have public folder sharing? Do you have password protected sharing enabled?

Also - do you have identical users and passwords created on all of your computers?
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15 Nov 2009   #5
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

Hi:

File and Printer Sharing is turned on.

Public folder sharing is turned on.

Password protected sharing is turned off because I do not use User passwirds.

Let me restate my problem to be sure that you understand my problem. I can see and share files with my other desktop XP(MCE2005) and laptop XP Home Edition computers with my Win 7 laptop. The problem is that I cannot access Win 7 shared files with the XP computers.

Thanks,

ColTom2
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15 Nov 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you get an access denied error when trying to connect to the 7 machine?
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15 Nov 2009   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You might also configure your firewall application to allow access.
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15 Nov 2009   #8
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

I have two shared folders. One is a local folder named Internet Download which access is denied as you just mentioned. The other folder named Users I can now access with no problems.

However, the Users folder shows a file with the XP computer "desktop.ini" 1 KB Type Configuration settings dated 7/13/2009 which does not show up in Win 7 Users folder.

In addition, there is a folder with my name listed in the Users shared folder on Win7 that does not appear in XP computer. The folder with my name (same as name of computer) contains all the sub folders i.e. My Documents etc that I really also need to access.

I really am appreciating all your help!

ColTom2
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15 Nov 2009   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Look at your first post ... are all computers in the same work group "MHOME"?

If XP can't get to Win7, then it may be a firewall or your antivirus preventing the sharing.
Just another thought: Disable Windows Defender in "Services"
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15 Nov 2009   #10
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColTom2 View Post
The problem is that I cannot access Win 7 shared files with the XP computers.
Hi ColTom;

At the moment I have three 7 computers, an XP, and two Ubuntu connected to my home network all sharing files. It sounds like you have your home network setup OK. I am wondering first if you can see your Win 7 computers (not any files or shares) with your XP computer?

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Cheers!
Robert


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