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Networking issues between Windows 8 and Vista and XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by smyiannaki, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. smyiannaki

    smyiannaki Thread Starter

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    I just got a new computer at work and it has Windows 8 on it. My old computer ran on XP and was connected to two different computers with access to the My Documents folder on each computer. That is all I need access to. I have tried everything to get my new computer set up so that I can have access to those two folders as they are extremely important for my job. I mapped the network drives from both computers to my new one and they access to my computer. When I worked from the Windows 8 computer and tried to access those computers I received an error message saying that access was denied and to contact my network administrator. I have access to other folders on the XP and Vista computer except the folder that I need to get into. I have brought in two different people who do freelance work and neither one was able to figure this problem out. I would appreciate any help as it is going on four days that I have been unable to properly do my job and I have just been emailing files and documents to myself. The XP and Vista computer do not need networked together either.
     
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    do you have usernames and passwords on the other PCs
    do you have a username and password on the windows 8 PC
    are they all the same ?

    What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc
    is this access to the public folders ?

    a few articles below on how to share windows 8
    windows 8
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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/...1&v2h=win7tab4&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1

    http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahrs.html

    http://homekb.cisco.com/Cisco2/GetA..._Sharing_on_Windows_8_.xml&pid=80&converted=0

    http://www.technoon.com/how-to-enable-file-and-printer-sharing-in-windows-8.html
     
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