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Windows 7: Vista cannot see Win 7 shared folders

17 May 2010   #1
mikolajek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Vista cannot see Win 7 shared folders

Hello,

I've just switched my home desktop PC to Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate), while I previously had Vista Business x64 there. I also have a laptop with Vista Business x86 and I used to share several folders from my desktop PC to the laptop.

Having installed Win 7 I re-created all sharing arrangements, including:
- having file & printer sharing on
- I assured that the workgroup name on both machines was the same
- I added on desktop PC a new user with the same name & password as I had on my laptop
- I physically made the sharing privileges for the newly created user (appropriate paths were already on the laptop)
and... no access!

My desktop PC is seen by the laptop but particular folders are not (I could understand seeing the folders but without access permissions).

The above steps are exactly the same I did while making Vista-to-Vista sharing. Thus I expected them to work on Win 7. I double checked all details, including letters casing but with no luck.

I did it via simple sharing wizard ("Share" button), but then just in case in the "Advanced" window I added the laptop user and set him full permissions but it also hasn't helped...

Anyone can suggest me what I can do next with this issue?


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17 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikolajek View Post
Hello,

I've just switched my home desktop PC to Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate), while I previously had Vista Business x64 there. I also have a laptop with Vista Business x86 and I used to share several folders from my desktop PC to the laptop.

Having installed Win 7 I re-created all sharing arrangements, including:
- having file & printer sharing on
- I assured that the workgroup name on both machines was the same
- I added on desktop PC a new user with the same name & password as I had on my laptop
- I physically made the sharing privileges for the newly created user (appropriate paths were already on the laptop)
and... no access!

My desktop PC is seen by the laptop but particular folders are not (I could understand seeing the folders but without access permissions).

The above steps are exactly the same I did while making Vista-to-Vista sharing. Thus I expected them to work on Win 7. I double checked all details, including letters casing but with no luck.

Anyone can suggest me what I can do next with this issue?
Sometimes "homegroup" does not place nice in mixed machine networks.

To confirm that is the problem, simply create a new network connection using "workgroup" instead. If it works you can disable IPv6 and kill homegroup.

Let us know if you need help

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2010   #3
mikolajek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Problem solved - suprisingly what helped was deleting the homegroup and switching the access management from Windows to users and passwords...

Thank you for help!
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