Help sharing files between Win7 and XP

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  1. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #11

    Also until you get stuff working you should totally disable firewalls and AV programs. It's too much tail chasing with "settings that should work" but don't otherwise.
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  2. Posts : 37
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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       #12

    Win7 has Kaspersky, XP has Microsoft Security Essentials. I tried switching Win7 to use only windows firewall but it didn't seem to make any difference so I went back to kaspersky's.

    Yes, I have both machines with a unique name.

    Only one wireless modem/router.

    The Network on Win 7 is set to Workplace as that is what has been suggested is the best in this situation.
    If I look at the modem/router gateway both computers show up in the list with their IP addresses, they are not static but that hasn't been an issue in the past?
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  3. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #13

    All I can say is if you try to get networking going with firewalls and av running, it's like filling your gas tank with an eye dropper. You can do it, but it sure wastes a lot of time. Once you get it to work normally, you can enable the security stuff again.

    Also what workgroup name are you using?
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  4. Posts : 8,870
    Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
       #14

    eiranix said:
    Win7 has Kaspersky, XP has Microsoft Security Essentials. I tried switching Win7 to use only windows firewall but it didn't seem to make any difference so I went back to kaspersky's.

    Yes, I have both machines with a unique name.

    Only one wireless modem/router.

    The Network on Win 7 is set to Workplace as that is what has been suggested is the best in this situation.
    If I look at the modem/router gateway both computers show up in the list with their IP addresses, they are not static but that hasn't been an issue in the past?
    If those machines can't even see each other then you are a long way from sharing between those machines, removing Kaspersky from the Windows 7 machine may be required. You need to use the removal tool for this.
    For removing Kaspersky> Service articles
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  5. Posts : 37
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Ok so by turning security off on both sides, the XP can now find and access the shared folder on 7. However, 7 still cannot find the XP... any ideas on why this might be?

    *Both workgroups are named WORKGROUP
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  6. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #16

    Are you sure the network discovery services are enabled on both? Also I leave enabled that netbios name server jazz, even if it's not supposed to be needed. It couldn't hurt. :)
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