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Windows 7: Win 7 - Not sharing nicely with the other children

25 Sep 2011   #11

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Likely to early to say, but seems to be working now.

All that should have been needed is to set file sharing on..and select the desired folders to be shared, but alas, this is Windows, so one needs to take these ridiculous actions to share files between two windows machines (Win 7 and XP) :
  1. Create idential user accounts in both systems (thanks 2xg) . This was not very convenient in my case but I thinki it turns out one does not have to be logged in to the account for the share to work)
  2. Optionally (might be needed on some machines, not others) set NETBIOS OVER TCP/IP to enabled - although all mine remained on disable/default. Impossible to find the setting as its buried under Start /ControlPanel/ Networks and Sharing / Local Connections /Properties /TCP/IP /Properties /Advanced /WINS
  3. Make a Regisrty fix under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet \Services \LanmanServer \Parameters \ IRPStackSize...but use 20 or higher, not 15.
  4. then delete and reset the share option on the folders to be shared
Simple. Very intuitive and user friendly even for the novice non-geek user. Not !! As I said, ridiculous.

Not even convinced yet it is working , but so far so good.

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25 Sep 2011   #12

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I was right, too soon .

Still getting errors. This is hopeless.

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25 Sep 2011   #13

Win7 & Win8 64bit

No problem....Any Security of Firewall software installed from the Win7 computer? Completely disable it for now.

Also, try accessing the Win7 computer this way from the XP computer:
Click on start, type \\WinPC IPAddress\shared drive. The IP address can be obtained by doing ipconfig /all command from the Win7 PC.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mediaman09 View Post
I was right, too soon .

Still getting errors. This is hopeless.
Also, if the shared folders are in Local Disk 'C', go C drive in Disk Management, right-click on it => Properties => Security Tab => Edit => Add then type Everyone
and below it select your preferences either Read or Full Control. Click Ok.

How to access Disk Management:
Click Start => Run and type diskmgmt.msc in Run or Search field.
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