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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by semajjames, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. semajjames

    semajjames Thread Starter

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    hi i am trying to share files across my network between win7 pc's and a xp pc

    now what is happening is ,,,,,,,,,

    the win 7 pc's will not let the xp pc see its files

    all 3 pc's are visable on the network and all has internet acess

    i just cannot acess files on the win 7 pcs using the xp pc

    can anyone help plz

    thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Have you properly configured any third party firewalls and enabled file sharing?

    Short description for Windows 7 file and printer sharing:

    Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Home' (or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

    You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

    You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

    More info in Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition.
     
  3. semajjames

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    thanks for getting back

    it is my d drive on win 7 i am trying to share with xp

    the drive is set to share and change files with permisions set to allow everyone

    and i only use windows firewall

    and yes network is set to home also
     
  4. DaveA

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    Are both machine have a common account with same password?

    Since Vista was out, using a XP machine this was needed.


    I use a "Common" Admin backdoor account on ALL of our machines and it does NOT need to be in use, just setup and all machines use the same user name and password for this account.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Can the XP access the Windows 7's Public folder?
     
  6. rainforest123

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    DaveA:
    Hmm. When I want to share files & folders stored on my W7 & Vista computers, and access them from my XP Pro computers, I do not have common accounts. Maybe I am special. :)

    Like you, semajjames, I have everyone selected, for full control.

    I have a work lan instead of home LAN. Perhaps that is the difference. NOT a domain; simply peer to peer, with the "work" option selected.

    edit
    I do not have an entire drive shared. Perhaps that is my difference.

    end edit


    RF123
     
  7. semajjames

    semajjames Thread Starter

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    yes terry it can acess the public folder inside user ,,,
     
  8. semajjames

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    hi rain

    i have tryed to share just a folder and not the whole drive but still no acess

    i only got acess to the public folder that terry mentioned
     
  9. rainforest123

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    Some progress.

    Is this a new issue to an old situation, or a new situation with an issue?
    Had you previously been able to access the D: from a different computer?

    Does your entire D: display, on your W7 machine
    computer > network [ on the left ]?

    Does your user account / profile on the XP have a password? I had read somewhere that a p/w is required, but I don't need 1 for my file sharing to be successful.

    XP computer
    control panel > folder options > "view" tab
    Is "use simple file sharing" checked or unchecked? Mine is checked.

    On the XP computer, RIGHT click your D:
    Left click "sharing & security"
    What do you have checked & what is unchecked?
    Or provide a screen shot. I am visually oriented.
    On your keyboard, look for a key labeled "print screen" OR "PrtSc" OR "PRN SCN" or some variation.
    When you want to capture that which is displayed, press the print screen button.
    Open Paint [ start > programs / all programs > accessories > paint [ rarely MS Paint]
    Maximize Paint
    left click "edit"
    Left click "paste"
    file > save as.
    Save the file to any location of your choice.
    File name: your choice, for example: "filename"
    save as type: left click down pointing arrow. Left click jpg / jpeg
    Left click "save" / "ok".

    The file name has now been saved as filename.jpg [ or filename.jpeg ].


    Return to the thread.
    Left click "go advanced".

    Left click "manage attachments"
    left click "browse"
    browse to the location, on your computer, where you saved "filename.jpg"
    Left click filename.jpg
    left click "open"
    left click Upload"
    close window of upload screen after the file has been uploaded.

    enter text into the reply area.
    left click "submit"


    If there is information on the screen that you don't want to display, you can use the eraser [ looks like a bar of soap, left column, 2nd from the top. You can remove large areas by clicking on the dotted outline column button, top, right column, then drag your mouse while holding down left mouse button ] to surround that which you don't want displayed. Then, press "delete" on your keyboard. Then save.

    RF123
     
  10. rainforest123

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    Please provide the brand, model & model # of your router. It might have a firewall setting.

    Which anti malware programs have you installed?

    RF123
     
  11. semajjames

    semajjames Thread Starter

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    it has always been that i cannot acess shared folders on my win 7 pcs from the xp pcs

    ok the router is a netgear dgn220

    and i mave malwear bytes installes on all machines

    and yes i can acess the whole of my d drive on win 7 using network on the left

    also i will remind that i can acess these shared folders from other pcs that are running win7
     
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    Is password protected sharing on or off?

    What error message do you get when trying to access the Windows 7's D drive or a folder on it?
     
  13. rainforest123

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    To me, it seems a contradiction.

    How are you trying to access the files on the XP computer, from your W7 computer?

    Clearly there is something that I do not understand.

    RF123
     
  14. semajjames

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    ok password protection is off

    the error message is \\games7\d is not accessible . might not have permission contact games7 admin


    games 7 being the name of my win 7 pc
     
  15. semajjames

    semajjames Thread Starter

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    sorry Rain best just forget that bit

    and stick to the fact that across the network i Can access my win 7 files from another win 7 pc but Cannot access my win 7 files from an xp pc
     
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