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Windows 7: Vista cannot access W7 files

18 Nov 2009   #1

Vista cannot access W7 files


I am trying to access W7 files from Vista on wireless network.

I have set the folders in 7 to share and Vista can see them on the network.

However when I try to open any folder from Vista I get "not accessible" message every time?

I can see and access the vista PC from 7 with no problems?

I have tried every trick I know (firewalls etc) and both PC's are part of Workgroup.
Any help would be appreciated.


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18 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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18 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Try going into public file sharing and turn "off" password protected sharing. Almost always clears up that error message.

Set everything to how I have it in the picture below then retest and see if you can get to your files.

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19 Nov 2009   #4


Thanks for the help, I will try those things tonight.

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