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Windows 7: How do I share files from a Windows 7 to a Windows XP

13 Feb 2010   #1

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How do I share files from a Windows 7 to a Windows XP

I would like to share files from my external HDD on my Windows 7 PC to my Windows XP PC. They are both connected to the same DSL network. On the W7 PC, it is using a direct ethernet cable while the XP PC is using a wireless card.

A step by step tutorial link would be great

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13 Feb 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Have you enabled sharing of your external HD ?

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13 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the reply but the directions are vague

I did what the picture above showed me, now what?
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14 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Go to Windows Explorer and share the root of your USB drive, like you would share any other folder.

See if this can help quide you.

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