Quote: Originally Posted by richdh13
Alright I think I have read just about every thread relating to Networking 7 & Xp. My symptoms seem to be slightly different than others altough I could be wrong. 2 XP computers can see each other but cannot see the 7 computer. The 7 computer can see the two XP systems in the Network Map and can ping both XP machines but the 7 computer cannot see the XP machines in Network Places.
-All computers are on the same workgroup
-I have gone through the tutorials setting the home or work advanced settings:
-Turn on Network Discovery
-Turn on File and printer sharing
-Turn on sharing for everyone
-Use 128 bit encry
-Turn off Password protected sharing
-Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computer
Go through this tutorial about sharing with XP, click on the XP tab, it should help. Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
This one is more general but has good info. Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
It can also help to get around password problems if you use the same username and password on all machines in the LAN.
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.
Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry:
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1