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Windows 7: Cannot Share Win 7 Files With XP Computer


14 Nov 2009   #1

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 Windows 7 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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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 Windows 7 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
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 Windows 7, 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

 
 

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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