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Windows 7: win xp cannot see win 7 on network places

12 Aug 2009   #11

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit

I've been posting this a lot lately... with the RTM release lots of people must be installing Win 7. :)

This is the process I use and have no problems networking my XP and Win 7 computers at home:

The key is in the latter part of the method where you adjust the permissions on the folders to allow "Everyone" access to the files.

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23 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7
Symantec Endpoint

I have searched for a solution to our particular problem. My problem matched exactly with the original post.

For me I started trying things seemingly completely illogical.

It turned out in my case Symantec Endpoint was causing the problem. I did not have the firewall portion even installed, AND even disabeled every aspect of the Endpoint software, but still was unable to connect to my Win7 shares from WinXP/Vista.

Once I uninstalled Endpoint, my shares instantly started working.

Hope that helps someone out there.
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30 Jul 2010   #13

Window &
Window 7 can not see XP


I have a different problem. Now My window 7 can not see my window xp but My XP can see one of my window 7 drive. The workgroup name should not be a problem, because it is already the same and works fine until few days ago.

Please inform me if anything I do wrong.

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