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Windows 7: Cannot map to an XP share from Windows 7

29 Mar 2010   #1
jep

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Cannot map to an XP share from Windows 7

BACKGROUND:

I have two PCs, one running XP Pro SP3, the other running 7 Pro, that are connected to the internet through a router. Both are using 192.168.x.x for those connections.

Each PC also has a 2nd network adapter with a Cat6 crossover cable connecting them. These adapters use 10.100.x.x for their private addresses.

Using the Windows 7 PC, I can use remote desktop to connect to and control the XP PC over the 10.100.x.x connection. It works perfectly.

While using Remote Desktop, I can then map to a shared drive on the Windows 7 PC FROM the Windows XP machine, again over the 10.100.x.x connection. That too works perfectly.

I can ping each computer from the other, using the 10.100.x.x connection.


PROBLEM:

The problem is when I try to map to a shared drive on the Windows XP machine FROM the Windows 7 machine over the otherwise perfectly working 10.100.x.x connection.

I continually get an error that reads

Error code: 0x80070035.
The network path was not found.


I have verified that the share is set up, that I have the permissions set correctly. I have the same user ID on each PC.

I am at a loss to explain it or fix it.

The only "odd" thing I have found is that in Windows 7, the second adapter (10.100.x.x) is listed as "Unidentified Network", and under that it reads "Public Network", even though the adapter is used for a direct connection to the Windows XP machine.

Any ideas what might be wrong?

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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

If the adapter is set to public, it will automatically block all attempts to connect to from that network.
Change the adapter to 'Home network' and reboot.
That should do the trick.

Oli
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29 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jep View Post
BACKGROUND:

I have two PCs, one running XP Pro SP3, the other running 7 Pro, that are connected to the internet through a router. Both are using 192.168.x.x for those connections.

Each PC also has a 2nd network adapter with a Cat6 crossover cable connecting them. These adapters use 10.100.x.x for their private addresses.

Using the Windows 7 PC, I can use remote desktop to connect to and control the XP PC over the 10.100.x.x connection. It works perfectly.

While using Remote Desktop, I can then map to a shared drive on the Windows 7 PC FROM the Windows XP machine, again over the 10.100.x.x connection. That too works perfectly.

I can ping each computer from the other, using the 10.100.x.x connection.


PROBLEM:

The problem is when I try to map to a shared drive on the Windows XP machine FROM the Windows 7 machine over the otherwise perfectly working 10.100.x.x connection.

I continually get an error that reads

Error code: 0x80070035.
The network path was not found.

I have verified that the share is set up, that I have the permissions set correctly. I have the same user ID on each PC.

I am at a loss to explain it or fix it.

The only "odd" thing I have found is that in Windows 7, the second adapter (10.100.x.x) is listed as "Unidentified Network", and under that it reads "Public Network", even though the adapter is used for a direct connection to the Windows XP machine.

Any ideas what might be wrong?
This last sentence,... The only "odd" thing I have found is that in Windows 7, the second adapter (10.100.x.x) is listed as "Unidentified Network", and under that it reads "Public Network", even though the adapter is used for a direct connection to the Windows XP machine.
Could be the cause of your problems. Try this tutorial to change the unidentified network from public to private.
Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public
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29 Mar 2010   #4
jep

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

osholt: There is no way to change it from Public to something else.

"Unidentified Network" and "Public Network" are plain text. Clicking them does nothing.

chev65: I followed the directions in the tutorial you linked, and now the connection is listed as "Unidentified Network", with "Work Network" under it.

Unfortunately, I still get the "Network Path Not Found" error.

I have since tried just putting \\PC_NAME\SHARE_NAME in the address bar of Windows Explorer, and it gives me the same error.
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