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Windows 7: windows 7 sharing problem

22 Feb 2010   #1
slick8

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
windows 7 sharing problem

why cant i share anything with xp computers in my home network? I have three pc's 2 with 7 and 1 with xp, all have the same workgroup name


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22 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi, you're missing is to get al the machines pinging from one to the other. This basically means meansthey are on the same network. Only then can you share files.

Have and read of this.

File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)
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22 Feb 2010   #3
slick8

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

when i right click on folders in window 7 its the folder cant be shared, whats up with that?
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23 Feb 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Which folder is this, one you create or a system folder? And what's the Location of the folder?
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23 Feb 2010   #5
slick8

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

a folder i created
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23 Feb 2010   #6
slick8

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

i also cant see any of my other computers from my wireless laptop with windows 7 on it, any ideas?
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23 Feb 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is the Sharing tab for the folder look like this?

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Size:  33.1 KB


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23 Feb 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Try this Win 7 Vista connection walkthough, click on the XP tab and follow the instructions.
Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

After going through all of that if you are still having file access problems try doing this registry adjustment on the Win 7 machine with the problem.

If you are using an A/V software or a third party firewall it's usually best to uninstall them until after you have your network up and running.

If you are still having problems try this registry adjustment on the Win 7 machine which usually fixes this sort of problem.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1
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23 Feb 2010   #9
slick8

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

i still cant see my other pc with xp, any other ideas
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23 Feb 2010   #10
bobbyrobby

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Hi,

Not insulting your intelligence, but have you tried checking the "advanced sharing settings" (you can get there by typing it in the orb search menu) and turning on network discovery, file sharing etc.

Try entering \\PC-NAME-HERE in your windows explorer on xp.

I knowI'm stating the obvious but...
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