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Windows 7: Sharing drive in workgroup

30 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7
Sharing drive in workgroup

I recently built a new computer. Here are the specs.
Motherboard - Intel DP55KG
CPU - Intel Core i7 K 875 @ 2.93Ghz
Memory - 8 Gb (3.49 Gb in XP)
Video - NVidia GeForce 210 (512)
Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, XP Pro SP3
My first hard drive is a 1Tb drive partitioned into 5 partitions (C, D, E, F, G). I also have two other terabyte drives which are H and I.
I have drive C (and all the other drives) set to share in my network (workgroup). You can view my settings at
Windows 7 is installed on Drive C and Windows XP on Drive D
Two of my other computers on the network are set up *exactly* the same way. (Windows 7, Windows XP, 5 partitons on 1st drive, two other drives)
I also have sharing set up in Windows XP to share ALL the drives. However no matter which OS I'm running on the new machine, neither of my other machines can read drive C on the new machine. "C is not accessible." But the new machine can read drive C on both of the other machines which are set up exactly the same way.
I really need to get this resolved since I have my other two set up to sync automatically at 3 AM every morning and I want to get this new machine included in that.
Any help will be appreciated!
(also posted in MS answers forum)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #2

win7 ultimate 32bit

IN your settings for MOHAWK picture--the folder that's showing next to the Properties window is for 'advanced-security' settings,
Try selecting the sharing tab, then Advanced sharing button--so the settings can be seen--window should look like this (attached).

something could be set differently in there

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30 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7

Thanks. Yes, I had already been into "sharing". Full permissions are set for "everyone". I carefully studied all my settings in Windows 7 on the computer I'm using now and I can't see where anything is different.
It seems like I remember a few years back when I had a similar problem with Vista and I wound up curing it with a trial version of Network Magic.
I may try that again but I'll wait a bit until I see if anyone in these forums can help me figure it out. I'd rather know what's really causing it than run some tool to fix it and never really know what it fixed!
Whenever I *do* get it working it will become my main working computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7

Problem solved. I ran Network Magic in Windows 7 and it cured the problem for both operations systems. I can now view all the new computer's drives from the other computers whether I have in running Win 7 or XP. It even allows access to system folders (Windows, Program Files).
If I remember right, the last time I used Network Magic, I uninstalled it and the sharing problem returned, but there was only one setting that needed to be changed to get it working again. I'll try that next. Otherwise I guess I'll just shell out the money for it.
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