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Windows 7: LAN Cant see shared files on win7 from xp

05 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 32bit
LAN Cant see shared files on win7 from xp

I have 3 computers on a LAN.
Two run XP (pro) one runs win7 all current.

They are all in the workgroup MSHOME.
Homegroup on win7 is unassigned.
From Win 7 I can access the XP boxes.
From XP I cannot connect to the Win7 box with the message ...
"logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2013   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums,

It is more likely a permission issue, from your Windows 7 computer please follow this Tutorial and let us know if it helps or not then we'll try something else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2013   #3

windows 7 32bit
win7 lan connection problem

I followed the tutorial you linked to but no joy.

I have two desktops running win7 and a laptop running xp.
All are in the workgroup MSHOME, there is no HOMEGROUP.
XP cannot see either win7.
Neither win7 can see the other win7.
both win7 can see and copy to/from xp.

The message I get relates to the machine I am trying to connect to not to a folder on that machine.
eg "\\ABNER is not accessible ... ".

jim murray
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Jan 2013   #4

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Try using the IP Address of the computer that you're trying to access instead of the Computer Name. So, from Windows XP, click on Start then type: \\IPAddress\SharedFolder or SharedDrive

Also, what AV or Security Software are you using?
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