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Windows 7: cannot share files over 2 comps

26 Jan 2012   #1

wn 7
cannot share files over 2 comps

i have a laptop(win 7) and desktop (xp) connected through a router.

i have previously connected the both to transver files but it is not working.

i am guessing because Network Discovery is refuseing to stay on!

i have gone though countless forums, all relevent serveices are on and automatic. have reset netsh, which one forum suggested (netsh winsock reset catlog).

win 7 can ping xp comp but not visa versa.


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26 Jan 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi Jay123, heres how I do it. Network File Sharing.pdf

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26 Jan 2012   #3

wn 7

Hi, yes thats basicly how i do it with a few extras. also i never normally change from 128 bit encryption and it normally works fine.

but i am not getting the other comp show up for instacne desktop cant see laptop and laptop cant see desktop, very frustrating.

i done it a few moths ago with these exact computers so i dont know why it is now not working.

file discovery will not stay on!
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26 Jan 2012   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Do you mean Network Discovery? Check your Firewall settings, here's mine.

cannot share files over 2 comps-rr.jpg

128 bit Encryption is not really needed, its only you accessing your own system.
What OS is on your pc's ???

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