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networking Windows 7 Ultimate and Vista Ultimate cannot access shared folder

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  1. monde11

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    I have a desktop running Windows 7, with a second hard drive that I want to use to backup my laptops. The laptops are able to access the network, the internet, and the printers attached to the network. However, when I try to backup to the "backup" the laptop drive, I am asked for a login and password. The default setting is no password required for file and printer sharing. My laptop is running Vista Ultimate. I have NOT set up a login and password for the desktop. How do I access the files on the desktop from the laptop, so I can backup the laptop?
     
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    Assign a password to an account on each PC. Vista doesn't like to file share w/o any passwords assigned.
     
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    Hello Terry Net,
    Okay, sounds good, how do I do that?
     
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    Control Panel - User Accounts - you'll see what to do.
     
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    If you want them to still automatically login to the desktop, do this.

    Open a command prompt and run: control userpasswords2

    You can configure automatic login there for each machine.
     
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