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Windows 7: Can't access Win 7 shared folders from WinXP

01 Feb 2010   #1
linxty

Windows 7
 
 
Can't access Win 7 shared folders from WinXP

Hey people,
I'm new here and I need help really bad...
I have 2 pc's - 1 dekstop (win 7) and 1 loptop (win xp).
My printer is connected to the dekstop pc, I have shared it successfuly and I can print from my laptop.
But when I share hard drive or seperate folders on my dekstop (that runs win7) I simply can't access them from loptop (win xp). I get simple ACCESS DENIED message.
I can access from win7 to xp but not overwise.


PLEEAAASE HELP! I'VE TRIED ALMOST ALL TOTORIALS ON WEB!

Much thanks..


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01 Feb 2010   #2
brady

 

either create an account for the user to gain access through on the 7 machine or use the 'everyone' group (not recommended) with 'modify'.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
linxty

Windows 7
 
 

Hey, thanks for fast reply. But thing with EVERYONE does not work...I even checked read,modify & full control options it still does not work. For now I've turned off password option for sharing, should I turn it on to create user?
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01 Feb 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Try this one, it sounds like a permissions problem. It sometimes helps to run the network setup wizard on the XP machine.
Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - the How-To Geek
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01 Feb 2010   #5
brady

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linxty View Post
Hey, thanks for fast reply. But thing with EVERYONE does not work...I even checked read,modify & full control options it still does not work. For now I've turned off password option for sharing, should I turn it on to create user?
If the 'everyone' group isn't allowing access to the share, it's another setting. The above tutorial will show you the options.
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01 Feb 2010   #6
linxty

Windows 7
 
 

Hmz...I created accounts on both computers with same names,passwords and hints.
Now I get error "Logon failure : account currently disabled"...
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01 Feb 2010   #7
linxty

Windows 7
 
 

Mirracle!
After logging out and logging in again on WINXP machine. Method above works just fine! Thanks people! case dissmissed.
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01 Feb 2010   #8
brady

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linxty View Post
Hmz...I created accounts on both computers with same names,passwords and hints.
Now I get error "Logon failure : account currently disabled"...
go back into control panel/users and unlock the account.
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01 Feb 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linxty View Post
Mirracle!
After logging out and logging in again on WINXP machine. Method above works just fine! Thanks people! case dissmissed.
Thats good to hear because I was down to my last solution for this problem.
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