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Windows 7: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

09 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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This is a simple tutorial on how to create a share...

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01 Sep 2010   #10
heaumanepunk

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So it can only be between two computers? Say there are more than one computer trying to access the host and the shared files, can this be done? All they would have to do is connect to the network and they would be able to see my shared files in their network places(XP), or in windows 7 under the network category when they click their username after they click Start button. TY

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01 Sep 2010   #11
heaumanepunk

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Oh one other thing, when im connectged to the network that was made on the PC (XP) (the laptop im using as the client(Wincows 7)) I go to view the network but I cant change the type of connection, its set to public since when Im using wifi(Internet) its a public connection and when Im connected to that wifi connection(linksys) I CAN change the type but when im on the ad hoc network I cant change the connection type.....????
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01 Sep 2010   #12
heaumanepunk

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What if I wanted to share files between both computer? would I need to have internet accesS? because none of them do well wifi on laptop thats it. But i would want to be aBLE TO SHARE WITHOUT INTERNET.

Oh and would there be a tutorial on HOW TO CREATE A NETWORK? for both OS....
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02 Sep 2010   #13
heaumanepunk

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I did everythingo on the tutorial but I still cant see the Desktop PC on my network. What would be the prob? Did i create the wrong type of network? PLS..what would be the correct way to create the network? All I want is for the PC to show up on my laptop without having to type in the IP address or anything. HELP pls
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02 Sep 2010   #14
heaumanepunk

se7en
 
 

The XP PC is the Host. No internet connection, Wireless USB Adapter.

I create the Network (Open and No Encryption(even the firewall is down).

I try to change the network type on Laptop which is the client (Windows 7) but the text is READ-ONLY. It is not clickable.

When I play Multiplayer it work well, it even download maps from the Host computer to the Client Laptop.

But, I cant share files other than that.... The PC's(host's) name doesnt show up on the client Laptop or vise versa. Neither of them locate, a possible problem would be different workgroup...But i changed the PC's Workgroup name from MSHOME to WORKGROUP so I ruled that out. PLeaSe Help
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02 Sep 2010   #15
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

PLEASE dont multi post. Use the "Edit Post" button. Thanks. I will try and answer your questions as fully as I can:

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Say there are more than one computer trying to access the host and the shared files, can this be done? All they would have to do is connect to the network and they would be able to see my shared files in their network places(XP), or in windows 7 under the network category when they click their username after they click Start button.
Precisely, as long as they are set up correctly, then each machine should be able to access all others on the network (unless you choose to block a certain machine's IP address)

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ts set to public since when Im using wifi(Internet) its a public connection and when Im connected to that wifi connection(linksys) I CAN change the type but when im on the ad hoc network I cant change the connection type.....????
Im sorry I don't understand... are you saying that you are connected to a public Wifi Hotspot?

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would I need to have internet accesS? because none of them do well wifi on laptop thats it. But i would want to be aBLE TO SHARE WITHOUT INTERNET.
No. All you need is either Crossover Cable or a Router.

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Oh and would there be a tutorial on HOW TO CREATE A NETWORK? for both OS....
That IS what this Tutorial is. Actually creating the network is simple, you just pplug a couple of cables in, its configuring it thats the headache.

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did everythingo on the tutorial but I still cant see the Desktop PC on my network. What would be the prob? Did i create the wrong type of network? PLS..what would be the correct way to create the network? All I want is for the PC to show up on my laptop without having to type in the IP address or anything. HELP pls
OS of both machines please? also open command prompt type "ipconfig /all" (no quotes) and post a screenie.

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create the Network (Open and No Encryption(even the firewall is down) I try to change the network type on Laptop
Is the XP Machine the one you created the Network on? How did you create it? Also, "home, work, public" means nothing to XP, its automatically a work network, its only Win 7 that needs configuring like that.
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02 Sep 2010   #16
heaumanepunk

se7en
 
 

Im writing this over a wifi Internet connection yes but I am not the one who has the router, or pays for the internet connection.

Oh I see...well what I've been trying to do is sharefiles over a wireless network(Laptop, Windows 7, has built in wifi card) (PC Desktop, XP, has a USB Wireless Adapter). This would'nt be enough to share files? I NEED a crossover cable or router?

XP PC Desktop is the host . Windows 7 laptop is client.
So on the PC(XP) I did this: Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet Connections>Network Setup Wizard> and followed the wizard..."Select a connection method" I selected Other> This computer belongs to a network that does not have Internet connection>Changed MSHOME to WORKGROUP>Turn on printer and file sharing. Went to the laptop but didn't see the Host under Network.

When that didnt work i right clicked wireless adapter in the notfication area bottom right hand side where the clock is. View available wireless network I clicked the network and then clicked Change advanced settings. Wireless networks tabs> clicked add> No encryption and set the connection to be "Open" . Tried to see it on the client(laptop) with no luck.

Ty for ur time.
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02 Sep 2010   #17
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oooh! I see what your doing wrong.

Ok we can do this Its not letting you share because your on a public network, we just need to setup an Ad-Hoc connection (which now I see is precisely what you were trying to do, sorry I have been side tracking you).

BTW: Just to cover my own back, I hope you have the permission of whoevers internet your using.

From the Windows 7 machine follow this tutorial: Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network | kombitz.com or this one:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ad-hoc-network then follow the one above about file sharing.

Make sure you set your Ad-Hoc network to a WORK network
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02 Sep 2010   #18
heaumanepunk

se7en
 
 

Those tutorials are for creating an adhoc network on Windows 7, I dont want the Laptop to be the host... I would rather like the PC(XP) to be the host. Or do I need to create an Ad-Hoc network on the Laptop(Windows 7)(Client) so both computers can see eachother?

Pls keep in mind that I want the PC(XP) to be the host...and the Laptop (Windows 7) be the client, thnx again. Also wen Im connected to the network I created on the PC(XP), using the Laptop(Windows 7) I cannot change the tyoe of connection on the laptop(Windows 7) because it is read only, it is not blue. I open Network and Sharing Center on the Laptop(Windows 7) and try to change the connection type but can't.

So I need internet access to make an adhoc wireless connection so I can be able to access the PC's (XP) files? I want the PC(XP) to be the host, not the laptop(Windows 7). Ill give that tutorial u supplies a go. TY. Would it be possible to make an adhoc connection from the PC(XP) without using internet access since the PC has no Internet access. THNX again.
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03 Sep 2010   #19
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

"Host and Client" mean nothing in this situation. The "Host" is just simply the machine sending files, and the "client" is the one recieving them, in a mutual file share, both machines are Host and Client.

Windows 7 can't change the type of Network because Windows XP owns the network. This is why I told you to do it from Windows 7. Is there any particular reason you are so adverse to making the network be owned by Win 7?

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So I need internet access to make an adhoc wireless connection so I can be able to access the PC's (XP) files?
Actually, you will lose internet access while connected to the Ad-Hoc network, because the machines will be communicating only with each other
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