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Windows 7: Win7 laptop on XP workgroup

17 Jan 2010   #21
jonmitch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Everyone,

Thanks again for all the replies.

It does now work ... sort of. I can browse the shared areas using the IP addresses of the home PCs. Still can't get the names of the PCs to work properly, but that's irrelevant - I can map a network drive using the IP address and job is done (I have fixed the IP addresses on my home PCs and Mac that I want to share from).

Trouble is currently that, in order to see the shared areas on my home (XP) PC, I seem to have to set them to be wide-open for anyone. Full permissions to All under the "Sharing" tab, and also full read/write access to "Everyone" under the Security tab. I can't find a way under the XP PC to set the sharing & security so that only my Win 7 laptop, for example, can have access to the shared files. I can restrict it to users on that XP machine, but can't seem to do it externally ?

I never used to worry about this. With my XP Domain Laptop (Work) I used to just map a drive to my "Home PC\c$" and then navigate from there. Full read/write access was granted even though I hadn't shared the drive - all I had to do was authenticate with my username & password for my home PC. I was a bit happier about this as I didn't have to "share" my drive, or allow control to "everyone".

I'm probably missing something obvious here. Perhaps I'm getting too worried over security - after all, if I could get in before without allowing it properly in the "Security & Sharing" settings, then so could anyone ?

Thanks for all the help so far. Any further thoughts on this would be appreciated - in one short spell on here I have resolved an issue that has been bugging me for weeks.

Regards,

Jon


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17 Jan 2010   #22
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Under share permissions, you can still authenticate using your XP username if you are on your Win7 computer. When you type the username precede it with the XP computer name, like

XPCOMPY\XPUsername

Try that.
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