LAN between Win 7 and XP PC won't connect

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    Kaktussoft said:
    I'm confused. Let's recap

    Astro has 2 shares you made yourself: Astro$ C:\ Located in room xyz
    and My Docs ...

    Which one you can't connect to from win7?
    Net share did tell you to what folders the shares point to.
    NET SHARE Astro$ /delete
    That deletes share Astro$
    After that you can recreate it.
    Good idea.

    Where do I enter NET SHARE Astro$ /delete?
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    Kaktussoft said:
    I'm confused. Let's recap

    Astro has 2 shares you made yourself: Astro$ C:\ Located in room xyz
    and My Docs ...

    Which one you can't connect to from win7?
    Net share did tell you to what folders the shares point to.
    NET SHARE Astro$ /delete
    That deletes share Astro$
    After that you can recreate it.
    Yes, apparently two shares. I have no idea which ones connect from win7. As stated in my first post, I cannot get to first base.

    I wrote this:
    ======
    I try to logon from DEN by using ASTRO in the folders:
    ...
    Network
    >ASTRO
    >DEN
    Control Panel
    ...
    ======
    Those are folders on Win7. If I click on Astro, then I get the dialog shown in my first post. The dialog does not show me anything on Astro, so I cannot answer your question.

    I cannot use NET SHARE Astro$ /delete, since I do not know where to execute it. Under Run? DOS window? I would guess to recreate I would use NET SHARE Astro$??

    "Net share did tell you to what folders the shares point to" No, since I haven't executed NET SHARE.
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    Well, I decided to look at the operation of Computer Mgmt. I think I shied away a little too much thinking things might go awry if I fooled around too much. I realized finally that choices like Stop Sharing really should be Delete Share. Just to make sure I got the picture I went to another WinXP and tried Computer Mgmt. there. I could afford to do it there, and soon became somewhat fluent in how to manipulate sharing. Call this WinXP Meteor.

    I went back to Win7 and tried to access Meteor. It's at the end of the of router, Win7, WinXP (then Meteor). From Win7, I had no trouble getting to the shared folders there. No pwd needed. However, Win7 cannot reach WinXP--pwd needed.

    Never figured out what $ means though.

    It's too bad that this Forum does not allow picture attachment. Whoops, I noticed that An Advanced button that gets me to a section that allows attachment. Maybe I'll use it next time.

    Time to give this a rest.
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    $ means it's an hidden share. You don't see it as a share to select in windows explorer.
    On ASTRO in command prompt:
    Code:
    net share
    You now see the shares ASTRO$ and mydoc (you posted in another post). ASTRO$ is pointing to C:\ ? Where is mydoc pointing to? You can see it in the "net share" output. Write down to which diectory the point to.

    Now delete the shares
    Code:
    net share ASTRO$ /delete
    net share mydoc /delete
    They are really gone? If so recreate them. You do that by right click on the folder and select "share" or something like that.
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    That document didn't exactly help. It seemed out of date. One dialog in it was quite a mismatch.

    Let me change the direction a bit. Is the only networking facility available in win 7 homegroups? That is, 3-4 years ago when I somehow created a network that included other PCs could it possibly be done w/o using homegroups?
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    Win7 tries to access ASTRO$ share on winxp. Winxp has no homegroup at all!
    Did you already delete share ASTRO$ on winxp?
    Did you recreate it on winxp?
    Is "simple file sharing" enabled on winxp?
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    Of course XP has no homegroup. It didn't appear until Win7. Deleted and recreated. Zippo. How is simple sharing enabled on XP.

    I thought I'd just see if I could share a folder called tmp, and it produced, "Windows has disabled remote access to this computer. Try using Setup Wizard." Setup Wizard didn't help.
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