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Windows 7: sharing files Between win7 and xp


18 Jan 2010   #1

win7
 
 
sharing files Between win7 and xp

i looked on all the other threads but none helped.

i have win 7 laptop and xp pc.
i did everything from all the other threads.
my Windows 7 can find the xp on the map but cant access it.
the xp cant find the other one at all

please help


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18 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You might want to check under Advanced Sharing settings first to make sure all these settings are set like in the pictures. You need to check these settings under both Windows Home-Work and public file sharing.

You need to set up a Work group on the Windows 7 machine and then join that Workgroup by running the network setup Wizard on the XP machine. It's very important that both machines are using the same name for the Workgroup.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ons-of-Windows


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18 Jan 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The only thing i did as per my tut in my sig with regards to Advance Sharing setting , was to turn "File and Printer sharing" ON (to allow Xp to see/connect to Windows 7). The rest was just a matter of creating shares and connecting.
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18 Jan 2010   #4

 
 
Worked Like A Charm

Chev65,
Between the images and the link I got everything I needed. Thanks.
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19 Jan 2010   #5

win7
 
 

i've already did all that and it dosent work.
aem- how can i ping? i dont know.
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19 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You test ping, by going into the command prompt and type: ping ipaddress (of the destination machine). For exmple, ping 192.168.1.5
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19 Jan 2010   #7

win7
 
 

tried that, didnt work either
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19 Jan 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Well there is your problem right there. Pls provide details of both machine's ipconfig /all. I trust you already gone thru my tut in my sig?
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19 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tctom View Post
Chev65,
Between the images and the link I got everything I needed. Thanks.
That is very good. I'm glad to see that the links I post come in handy for some of us. I post those pictures because it's the most basic of settings and that is where most of the mistakes occur. It's interesting how easy it is to set up a network when those simple directions are followed.
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