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

17 Dec 2014   #40

Window 7 and xp
XP connection to W7 share

I have completed and checked all the above. I have to restart the server on the W7 computer twice a day for the XP machines to see the shared folder on the W7. Any sugguestions?

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3 Weeks Ago   #41


My situation seems to be an outlier ...

I am successfully using my Win7 machine to host movies and videos for my Smart TV. I have a Sony Bravia. The TV sees the folder and can play many videos fine. My understanding is that this is partially hosted by Windows Media player on Win7 end. The movies must be in the path: "Administrator / My Videos"

If I use Windows Explorer on the Win7 machine I can play them fine on the PC screen too.

Problem comes when I want to view them on an XP machine. From the XP machine I can see and access everything shared from the Win7 machine EXCEPT this one path that will not access from the XP machine.
If I drag the movie from the above path to the root, I can view it on the XP machine. But the movie then cannot be viewed on the Smart TV.

Just how do i force Win7 to share this specific "Videos" folder ?

Its like every version of Windows CREATES more road blocks for the sole purpose of providing ample employment of techs FOR NO GOOD REASON. If it ain't broke, why must Microsoft continue to 'FIX IT'
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