Help sharing Win7 libraries with WinXP

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MobiusJedi

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I've been looking through several different guides, but I just can't get this to work.

Setup: WinXP machine is acting as my media center, using my TV as its primary display to watch videos through Media Player Classic. The other two machines sharing files on the network, one wireless laptop, one wired desktop, are both running Win7. All machines are on "Workgroup."

Problem: This was working, except that I don't wish to type in the username and password to access Win7PC files each time I boot the WinXP machine. Turned off password protection, and suddenly I cannot access the videos on Win7 desktop. I can still access the music and video libraries on Win7PC, but not the downloads folder. Tried creating and sharing Downloads library to no avail.

I'd like to avoid relocating files into the working directory, as well as going back to the log-in dialogue. Alternatively, is there a way to have XP remember the username/password?
 
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