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Windows 7: Cannot Share Win 7 Files With XP Computer

15 Nov 2009   #11
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

I have two shared foders on Win 7. One (Users Folder) has no problem with XP sharing with it. The other is a local folder named Internet Download that I get acesss denied.

If one folder can get through why can't the other?

I did disabled Win Defender, but nothing changed. I have AVG Free 9.0 and have never had any problems with it in situations like this.

Thanks,

ColTom2
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15 Nov 2009   #12
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

I also have 3 computers, two XP and one Win7. Yes I can currently see all 3 computers in my Network workgroup computers on all computers.

I just cannot access a local folder named Internet Download, Also the Users folder which is shared OK, but it has a sub folder that contains My Doc's etc that does show up in shared XP computers even though the main folder does. Why would it leave a sub folder out of a folder that is being shared OK?

Thanks,

ColTom2
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15 Nov 2009   #13
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

Yes I can see all 3 computers in Network work group computers.
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15 Nov 2009   #14
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Which user folder is shared? Also, have you read the public folders help section? If not, it's a pretty good help topic for sharing files and folders. The easiest way to find the help section is to click "What are the Public folders?" in the advanced sharing settings.
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15 Nov 2009   #15
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColTom2 View Post
I also have 3 computers, two XP and one Win7. Yes I can currently see all 3 computers in my Network workgroup computers on all computers.

I just cannot access a local folder named Internet Download, Also the Users folder which is shared OK, but it has a sub folder that contains My Doc's etc that does show up in shared XP computers even though the main folder does. Why would it leave a sub folder out of a folder that is being shared OK?

Thanks,

ColTom2
The desktop.ini folder you mentioned earlier shows up because on that computer you have show system/hidden files enabled. It should not be visible accross a network, I wouldn't think, at least not if the networked computer does not have show system/hidden files enabled.

The User folder is a default shared folder in 7. I turned the sharing off on my computers.

For XP computers to see a shared folder in a workgroup, you need to manually share the folder. Select the folder you wish to share (or create a new one) and go to the properties of that folder and manaually share it to everyone:




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15 Nov 2009   #16
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

The Users folder is shared, but like I have previously indicated it has a sub folder that contains My Doc's etc that is not contained in the Users shared folder on XP computers. It show up OK as a sub folder in the Users folder on Win 7 computer.
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15 Nov 2009   #17
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColTom2 View Post
The Users folder is shared, but like I have previously indicated it has a sub folder that contains My Doc's etc that is not contained in the Users shared folder on XP computers. It show up OK as a sub folder in the Users folder on Win 7 computer.
I would suggest you check the properties of My Doc's?
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15 Nov 2009   #18
ColTom2

Windows 7
 
 

Hi:

First let me say that my head is still spinning from trying to answer all of you, but I am most appreciative for hanging in there with me!

I have got to sort it all out, but I have FINALLY been able to share now with ALL computers and ALL folders I have have designated as having sharing capability.

I have the deepest and most sincere appreciation to all of you for both your outstanding assistance and patience with me. You all just made the day for an 'ole Colonel trying to keep up as best I can with the new Windows 7 OS.

A BIG salute to all and thanks again!

ColTom2
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15 Nov 2009   #19
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What did you do to fix it? Posting your solution will help others with similar issues!
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15 Nov 2009   #20
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColTom2 View Post
Hi:

First let me say that my head is still spinning from trying to answer all of you, but I am most appreciative for hanging in there with me!

I have got to sort it all out, but I have FINALLY been able to share now with ALL computers and ALL folders I have have designated as having sharing capability.

I have the deepest and most sincere appreciation to all of you for both your outstanding assistance and patience with me. You all just made the day for an 'ole Colonel trying to keep up as best I can with the new Windows 7 OS.

A BIG salute to all and thanks again!

ColTom2
That is great! We are all glad you have your solution. Your thanks is greatly appreciated. Any time.

Happy surfing!
Robert
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