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Windows 7: File sharing between XP laptop and 7 desktop?

09 Jan 2010   #1
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
File sharing between XP laptop and 7 desktop?

I feel like a huge noob for even having to ask this, as I've had relatively no trouble getting computers to communicate in the past, but right now it's different. I just got my new netbook today (came with XP Home, unfortunately, which I will change at a later date), and I can't seem to set up file sharing properly between the netbook and my desktop which runs Windows 7 Professional. I suppose it's HALF working, as 7 can see the netbook and its shared files, but the netbook can't see my desktop (or my roommate's, for that matter, also running Win7). I ran the Network Wizard in XP and changed the workgroup name to the same as the Win7 desktops, but no luck. I turned off password protected sharing in 7, also no luck. Quite frankly, I'm at a loss. Anybody have any ideas as to why an XP netbook connecting wirelessly and a 7 desktop plugged right into the router are having trouble communicating with one another?


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09 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi KazeNoKoe23, are the machines able to ping one another?
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09 Jan 2010   #3
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Hi KazeNoKoe23, are the machines able to ping one another?
Yup, I can ping the desktop, and vice versa.
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09 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Then all you got to do is create the shares, and map to it. I'm writing up a tut on it now.
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09 Jan 2010   #5
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I should also point out that when I click View Workgroup Computers on the XP netbook, I get a "Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. etc etc" message.
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09 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

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