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Windows 7: cant share files with xp machine

25 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
cant share files with xp machine

hey,

i have a laptop runnign windows 7 ultimate which is connected to a home network through a wireless router.
i have another xp machine connected thorugh a cable to that same router.
the xp machine can find the Windows 7 laptop just by type \\(name) and the "run" prompt line.
but the laptop machine cant.

i researched all the availabe forums and cant find a solution to the problem.

under advanced sharing settings i have it all on "on".

hope you can help,
oren


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25 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

For a mixed OP system network do not use the Home network location. Use the Work network location if you have an XP machine in your network.

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

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:
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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25 Apr 2010   #3

Win7 32 / 64 and XP 32 / 64 (on various other computers as well)
 
 

Unfortunately there is no quick or easy answer.
Also try static IP's and put each user on each machine being sure the passwords match.
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26 Apr 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
thanks. still cant share

thank you all,

i tried ALL of your advices and nothing helped...

i tried pinging the ips and i got ping.
i tried writing \\[ip]
and again only the xp machine was able to connect to the Windows 7 and not the other way around, even though the Windows 7 can ping the xp address...

looks like i need to install windows which is the last thing i would like to do........

any more suggestions?


oren
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26 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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26 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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26 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oren View Post
thank you all,

i tried ALL of your advices and nothing helped...

i tried pinging the ips and i got ping.
i tried writing \\[ip]
and again only the xp machine was able to connect to the Windows 7 and not the other way around, even though the Windows 7 can ping the xp address...

looks like i need to install windows which is the last thing i would like to do........

any more suggestions?


oren
You should check the time/date on both machines to make sure they match up. If you have an A/V software or a third party firewall installed those can easily be causing these types of problems.
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26 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duke of Alinor View Post
Unfortunately there is no quick or easy answer.
Also try static IP's and put each user on each machine being sure the passwords match.
Yes there are quite a few quick and easy answers for problems just like this. Most of which I have been posting here with great success for over 16 months. Unfortunately when people install antivirus software's or third party firewalls all quick and easy answers that usually work do not work any longer.
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26 Apr 2010   #9

Win7 32 / 64 and XP 32 / 64 (on various other computers as well)
 
 

As you can tell, Chev is a Windows 7 cheerleader, I am a skeptic.
You did try mapping a drive using the IP address you can ping?
Does your XP machine have a logon pass running?
You said you tried static IP's
Did you at any time turn on Windows 7 Homenetworking or only use workgroups?
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26 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duke of Alinor View Post
As you can tell, Chev is a Windows 7 cheerleader, I am a skeptic.
You should have kept that to yourself.
Doesn't help anyone nor does it add anything constructive.
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