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Windows 7: Win7 wont share drive with WinXp

13 Nov 2009   #11
scrote

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,

I am have been scouring the web in an effort to solve my networking woes. Fresh install of Win7 Ultimate on one machine, XP Pro. SP3 on the the other. I can access shares on the XP machine just fine, however, Windows 7 files are not accesible. I can see the Win7 machine, can see the shares, but cannot browse them: "access denied...contact your network admin". There is one folder on the Win7 machine, "Users", that can be accessed and browsed, but it is not part of the shares I am trying to setup. TBH I'm not exactly sure where it came from.

Double, triple, quadruple checked the advance share options, disable passwrod, enable sharing etc...permissions set for Everyone.

I have not set up identical user accounts on each machine. I am not interested in that solution unless i *absolutely* have to do it that way. I don't want multiple accounts. I don't want identical accounts on each machine. I simply want to share, with no login/password, some movies on a spare drive in my desktop PC. I could do it fine on an XP network, but 7 is really ****ing with me.

Can someone Please help me out? I am starting to get quite aggravated by the whole experience.


Thanks for your time,
-Scrote


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13 Nov 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrote View Post
I simply want to share, with no login/password
This is the problem. You need a password to share or you will be denied. It's a necessary security measure. So set one for the account by going to User Accounts in the Control Panel (while viewing large or small icons.)

If you still want to login to desktop at boot without typing, use netplwiz from the start menu search box. Hit enter.
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13 Nov 2009   #13
scrote

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

So does this mean that I need to create identical accounts on each machine?
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13 Nov 2009   #14
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrote View Post
So does this mean that I need to create identical accounts on each machine?
No. When mapping the drive or share, you can set it to remember credentials and also to re-connect with Windows boot. Just check the two boxes in the first screenshot. Then you'll end up with a Network Location section like in my second screenshot.


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13 Nov 2009   #15
scrote

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

So, I've set a p/w on the Win7 account. Run the netplwiz. XP still cannot access shares on the Win7 machine. Reboot XP machine?
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13 Nov 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

On the 7 machine, go to Network and Sharing center. Click on change advanced sharing settings. Make sure it's set for password protected sharing, turn on file and print sharing and also 128 bit encryption. Then reboot the 7 machine.
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13 Nov 2009   #17
scrote

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrote View Post
So does this mean that I need to create identical accounts on each machine?
No. When mapping the drive or share, you can set it to remember credentials and also to re-connect with Windows boot. Just check the two boxes in the first screenshot. Then you'll end up with a Network Location section like in my second screenshot.
The impression I get from your screenies is that you are setting up to access a share on the XP machine. My problem is the other way around. I can't access the Win7 shares. Am I not understanding?
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13 Nov 2009   #18
scrote

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
On the 7 machine, go to Network and Sharing center. Click on advanced sharing settings. Make sure it's set for password protected sharing. Then reboot the 7 machine.
Ahhh, will do.
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13 Nov 2009   #19
scrote

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 



Still get ""Access denied".
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13 Nov 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

On 7 machine, all that's needed to do is to ensure than the drive/folder you want to share is set to, with permissions for everyone.

Then map it from the XP machine.
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