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Windows 7: Networking (to file share) between Windows 7 and Windows XP

11 Apr 2010   #121

Windows 7
 
 
See share folders but not able to access it -RESOLVED

Hi all,

I've finally managed to resolve this issue. Hope this will help other people with same problem.
If you did everything like it was mentioned on this page (turn discovery mode on - i think is really not necessary, same workgroup(this is too not necessary), what really is necessary is that you have compatible IPs if you set up network manually (for example 10.1.1.4 and 10.1.1.12 with netmask both 255.255.255.0).


Now if you have on both PCs sharing enabled and you see shares but cannot access them look at the SECURITY TAB on your shared folder (Windows 7) you should see something like this there:

Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators
Users

now click on EDIT button and REMOVE Authenticated Users
and then ADD Everyone. (Simply click on add button and type Everyone)


Now your share should be accessible from XP.


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11 Apr 2010   #122

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks for sharing!
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09 May 2010   #123

win 7
 
 
thank you

thanks very much problem solved
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04 Jun 2010   #124

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

I am an experienced network/IT guy, and I have tried everything listed in this forum, and I still have this problem.

My XP desktop (wireless) sees my new 7 Pro 64bit laptop fine. It can access all of my 7 shares and I had no problem in this direction from the start.

However, in the other direction, the 7 laptop didn't even see the XP desktop, even when I manually entered the share addresses.

After changing the advanced sharing option in 7 to "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers" I was able to see my desktop in the network, but when I try to click on it I get an error that Windows cannot access it.

Both Firewalls are down, and even the user names and passwords for both computers are identical.
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08 Jun 2010   #125

win 7
 
 

Hi

If you want help in getting Remote desktop working on Windows 7 try: Turn on and Enable Remote Desktop (RDP) in Windows 7 x64 and x86 or Windows Vista

--cheers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AquiloNow View Post
My apologies for taking so long to reply...had class today. x.x

Myzr7 - I have all of those options already selected on my Windows 7 computer (except I selected "Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change, and create files").

Digger - My XP user account has a different user name and password than my Windows 7 account. In my Windows 7, it's ticked to show all folders. It's the same workgroup, I think I set that up right. I tried to re-share the drive in XP, but it didn't help. I can't share files/printers. On my XP machine, I do Network Places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network (wait a few moments) > Workgroup. Now though, it won't show up anything inside, but gives me an error message of "Workgroup 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. The list of servers for this workgroup is currently not available." Both computers are currently online. I am not using another machine besides my laptop and my desktop.

Yupyup - I cannot see the Windows XP machine on the network map. It is like it doesn't exist. I can't get Remote desktop to work in Windows 7, but that might be my own experience as much as it not working (never really done that before).

When I map my Windows 7, it only shows that computer (Twilight), and not my Windows XP (Blackrose).

If there's anything I need to take pictures of for anyone, I'll be more than happy to do so.

I just want to get this to work ><;
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08 Jun 2010   #126

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Win 7 Network File Sharing Questions - Very Basic

I'm trying to integrate a new Win 7 PC to my existing home network and I need some help. This new Win 7 PC will eventually replace an old XP PC. Only 1 user (my wife) will operate the new Win 7 PC, so no user account password has been established. I'm trying to transfer the document files from her XP PC over the wired network to the new Win 7 PC, but I'm beginning to believe that I don't understand the files/folders/libraries structure in Win 7.
When operating from the old XP PC: if my network is configured correctly, should I be able to directly access the My Documents (wife's user account) folder/files on the new Win 7 PC? So far, I can see and access the Library/Documents folder on the Win 7 PC, but I cannot see or access the My Documents (wife's user account) folder.
Should I be able to see and access all the drives and folders on the new Win 7 PC from the old XP PC?
When operating from the new Win 7 PC, I am able to see and access all the drives and folders on my wife's old XP PC, and we want the same full network access from the XP PC to all the drives and folders on the new Win 7 PC. Is this a correct/realsitic expectation OR am I expecting too much?
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10 Jun 2010   #127

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

No bump intended here. I changed a few more share settings; now all is fully integrated across my Win 7, Vista, and XP home network. I now understand better the folders/files structure of Win 7 and Vista versus XP. Essentially, since the Win 7 PC will be operated by my wife only and my Vista PC by me only, then I see no need for use/access to the Public and Library folders for my home network. The wireless Win XP laptop is used by both of us as common users and it performs superbly on the network.
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10 Jun 2010   #128

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sgooter View Post
No bump intended here. I changed a few more share settings; now all is fully integrated across my Win 7, Vista, and XP home network. I now understand better the folders/files structure of Win 7 and Vista versus XP. Essentially, since the Win 7 PC will be operated by my wife only and my Vista PC by me only, then I see no need for use/access to the Public and Library folders for my home network. The wireless Win XP laptop is used by both of us as common users and it performs superbly on the network.

The Homgroup Libraries are only meant to be used if Windows 7 is installed on all the machines in the LAN, it won't work correctly in a mixed Op system network,Domain or for a VPN.

The public files shares are meant to be used if you are using your computer in non secure locations, like a coffee shop or airport. So it makes sense that you don't feel the need to use either of them.

For anyone else having problems sharing between different Op systems this Technet thread covers most problems that you might encounter. I suggest that you follow the procedures listed here very carefully. There are quite a few small mistakes that are easy to make and this thread covers most of them.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...d-fd3d431f3cd5
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27 Jun 2010   #129

win7
 
 

I have a laptop winxp pro and a router (netgear) wifi connected to laptop Windows 7 home premium

I am at my wits end trying to network these .

Please treat me as an idiot needing instruction from start.. item by item please on how to do this.

I edit a website and need to see files on laptop Windows 7 that are on laptop winxp

(I know I can transfer by 'dongle' but network would be easier. If I can find pout how to do this.

Most of the suggestions I have read so far assume knowledge I don not seem to have!

ronw73
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29 Jun 2010   #130

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

Very useful info, thanks again. I'll test the next time my brother comes.
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