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File Sharing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dheit22, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. dheit22

    dheit22 Thread Starter

    Dec 20, 2012
    I apologize if this question has been raised and answered many times over but I can't seem to find the answer when searching. The answer I am sure is simple.

    Here goes.

    I have 3 computers in an office. Windows XP and two Windows 7's. I want everyone to access a folder that is on Windows 7 computer #1. The XP can see the folder on Windows 7 #1 and vice versa however Windows 7 #1 can see the shared folder of Windows 7 computer #2 but cannot access despite putting in the correct user name of Windows 7 #2 (there is no password). It is my understanding that user name is the computer name. Is that wrong? Is a password required on Windows 7 #2 to allow this to work? Or is just all the other advanced sharing craziness that is in Windows 7? Please help!

    I assume that this doesn't have to do with the sharing or permissions of the folder as the XP computer sees it no problem.

    Thanks so much in advance!!!
  2. MScott821


    Dec 17, 2012
    User name and computer name are NOT the same.

    You should look at the share settings and permissions on the machine which is doing the sharing...

    A password may be required if one was set for the user name on the "server" PC...
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