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Windows 7: Sharing a folder to a Vista computer.

11 Oct 2009   #1

Main: Vista Ultimate x64 | Secondary: 7 x64
Sharing a folder to a Vista computer.

I know this question has been asked several times, and I've done a lot of research into it already, but I still can't seem to change my folder (in this case D:\Movies\) to be shared an accessed by my Vista x64 primary computer.

When I go into my Network and access the computer, it lets me view the shared folders that I've set sharing on, but when I actually double click the folder to open it I get this error message:
Windows cannot access \\XXXXX-Downloads\Movies
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.
The error code is 0x80070005.

When I diagnose it tells me that the folder is available but my user account doesn't have access. However, I've already disabled password protected sharing, and I've accessed the Public section of my sharing settings and enabled everything that I read in previous posts, all to no avail.

I also read up on selecting the folder, then clicking the Share With.. tab and selecting "Everyone Read/Write", every time I try doing this as soon as I select the Share With.. tab again it's defaulted back to Nobody.

Here's the part I'm not sure could be causing all of this:

This folder, Movies, was originally on my Main Desktop PC (the Windows 7 machine is my new downloads machine) I bought a new 1.5TB sata2 hdd and set it up on my x64 vista (main) and transferred my movies folder on to it, then I uninstalled the hard drive and reinstalled it on my windows 7 x64 (downloads/secondary pc)

So the folder was originally on another computer, but was swapped via my new 1.5 TB hard drive, I'm not sure if this is related as I'm not a guru when it comes to any OS.

Regardless, I really need to get this folder on my Windows 7 machine accessible on my Windows Vista primary as soon as possible. If you need anymore information regarding either of my computers please let me know and I'll gather it as fast as I can, thanks in advance.

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11 Oct 2009   #2

Main: Vista Ultimate x64 | Secondary: 7 x64

I ended up finding the solution in the Tutorials section of this amazing and informative site, so please disregard this post and feel free to lock it.

PS. To anyone else trying to solve something like this, I found it here:[2]=Networking%20Internet
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11 Oct 2009   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Networking is a DOG in Windows (any version from 3.0 ===> W7 x-64.

However I suggest you do the following

1) whilst testing disable firewall and av software on Both machines
2) ensure User ID and password the same on both machines
3) on both machines use windows explorer against the directory ==> properties and enable sharing -- add your user name

4) on the VISTA computer use explorer ==> map network drive

5) enter \\IPaddress\d or \\hostname\d You'll find in most cases the drive will connect even though in the network map double clicking on the computer gives the error you had originally

Don't ask me why but this method will nearly always work.

(Windpws Networking !!!).

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