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Windows 7: Sharing from Vista to W7

21 Jun 2012   #1

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Sharing from Vista to W7

I read a lot of threads similar to mine but not exactly the same. My music and movies are on my desktop (Vista64) in my bedroom. I bought a netbook to use in the family room (Windows 7) to stream and share. The homegroup workgroup won't work for me.

So when I'm looking on the W7 machine and many of the music files are missing. The band name is te. Under that the album name is there. But the tracks are not. Just empty folders.

Here's where it gets even worse. Only some of these folders appear empty. Not all. They exist on the desktop but only maybe 10% have music in them when the folders are explored on the netbook. .

I've probably done a terrible job explaining this.

I just wanna share man.

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22 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You will need to set up a standard Workgroup to share between Vista and Windows 7.

Homegroups only works between Windows 7 machines. :)

The link below will help you set up sharing with your Vista machine.
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22 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The easiest way to share is to do it properly, without wizards, etc. Networking and sharing hasn't changed in Windows for well over a decade, if not longer. Use the same user name and password on both machines, and then just configure your shares. On your Win 7 machine, just connect to \\vistaname\sharename and connect byt inputting vistaname\username and the password as login credentials.
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