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Windows 7: Share files between 7 and XP


12 Jul 2010   #1

Use 7 and XP
 
 
Share files between 7 and XP

I'm trying to set of a shared drive on my XP machine for my other computers to use (cheaper than a NAS), unfortunately I'm having difficulty with my only windows 7 machine. The windows 7 machine will not display any other machines in the "see full map" thing they have. Here are the symptoms I have thus far:

  • XP can ping 7, but 7 cannot ping XP
  • Both are visible to each other with NET VIEW but neither can be accessed by
    NET VIEW \\name
  • XP can see 7 in "my network places"
  • NETBIOS is enabled on both machines
  • They are both on the same work group
  • Firewall is turned off on XP
  • The shared Public folder isn't visible in XP
  • On Windows 7 all advanced sharing settings are turned on
  • On Windows 7 I am not in any homegorup, the network is set to work

any help would be greatly appreciated


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12 Jul 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Your network may be set to "Work" but that's not the same as being in a Workgroup.

There are two different parts of the network configuration that people usually get tripped up on.

1) Home/Work

2) Homegroup/Workgroup

Home/Work is simply a pre defined setting which lets you set the security settings for your network. It doesn't matter which of these you choose, as it doesn't effect the network as a whole.

The important part is Homegroup/Workgroup. Homegroup is the new networking tool for Windows 7 only. Workgroups have been around for a while and these are the groups you want to use if you're networking XP and 7.

Anyway, here's a full tutorial on how to set your network up correctly.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Use 7 and XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Your network may be set to "Work" but that's not the same as being in a Workgroup.

There are two different parts of the network configuration that people usually get tripped up on.

1) Home/Work

2) Homegroup/Workgroup

Home/Work is simply a pre defined setting which lets you set the security settings for your network. It doesn't matter which of these you choose, as it doesn't effect the network as a whole.

The important part is Homegroup/Workgroup. Homegroup is the new networking tool for Windows 7 only. Workgroups have been around for a while and these are the groups you want to use if you're networking XP and 7.

Anyway, here's a full tutorial on how to set your network up correctly.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek
Already tried all that, still nothing. They are already on the same workgroup, and as a PC with 7 on "homegroup" is allegedly invisible to XP I chose not to create one.
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13 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Try to configure again your network in Change Advanced Sharing Settings, in "File Sharing Connection" are you already checked the "Enable file sharing for device that use 40- or 56- bit encryption" option?
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13 Jul 2010   #5

Use 7 and XP
 
 

yes, I have. I tried with the 128 bit setting too and no luck.
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13 Jul 2010   #6

Use 7 and XP
 
 

When I type in "Net view \\XPCOMPUTER" it gives me system error 53, but even when I have firewalls disabled.
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14 Jul 2010   #7

all windows and tiger
 
 

Have you ever had a 3rd party firewall installed..like zonealarm on your XP PC? There could be a problem with the XP firewall have you tried to reinstall it?
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14 Jul 2010   #8

Use 7 and XP
 
 

I use the McAfee firewall, but have added the entire home IP address range to the trusted list. And unfortunately this morning for some reason, windows 7 is no longer appearing under net view (on either machine)


EDIT: I edited the allowanonymous registry and I can now see and access 7 from xp. XP unfortunately is still not accessible to 7.
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15 Jul 2010   #9

all windows and tiger
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bobobano View Post
I use the McAfee firewall, but have added the entire home IP address range to the trusted list. And unfortunately this morning for some reason, windows 7 is no longer appearing under net view (on either machine)


EDIT: I edited the allowanonymous registry and I can now see and access 7 from xp. XP unfortunately is still not accessible to 7.

Well at this point I would use to tool/util from Mcafee to uninstall it. Reboot XP make sure its on the same workgroup then try to ping (making sure XP is visable to ping). I would also remove the tick for show UPNP devices then try to map with both ip/name address if that does not work reinstall the XP firewall.
That's what I would do next.....
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