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File Sharing Problems on different OS's

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cistec, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. cistec

    cistec Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I am the admin on all machines

    I am using XP, Vista and Win 7 on my home network and have set up a WORKGROUP network, it all works and I can see each machine on my seperate Machines ..But I have a problem with sharing files

    Every time I go to get a file from any machine a User account dialog box pops up requests a user name and pass word??? How can I remove this problem from all machines please? do I need to setup account on all machines allowing access to each other or is there a simpler way? If I need to set up unrestricted accounts how do I do it?

    Funny thing is I can get some files from one machines then it may request a Username & password??? strange

    any help from any Guru would be very much appreciated indeed.

    cistec
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Since you have multi OS's here, make sure that ALL machines have a account that have the SAME user name and REAL password. Both Vista and Windows 7 "Love" to have this same account and password setting, and these accounts do not need to logged into at the time, just be set up on the machines. I use a admin account that I can also use for a back door, in case the prime account gets clobbered.

    Also, are any of these files you are trying to access, are they in any of the User "My Documents' or "Documents" folders?
    If they were not shared at the time of the account being made, then they are not accessible, even from another account on the same machine.
     
  3. cistec

    cistec Thread Starter

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    Thanks I think thats got it !! just got to get used to putting files into specific sharing folders. If I get stuck I will pick your brains again if you dont mind!

    Thanks again

    cistec
     
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    If the problem is solved,Then please mark them as solved
    If not then please continue this thread.
     
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