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windows 7 and xp file sharing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rondylan, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. rondylan

    rondylan Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have a desktop pc on xp pro and a laptop on windows 7. The desktop is connected to bt homehub 2.0 by wireless and laptop is also connected by wireless . The computers work from the hub ok but i cannot get the two computers to share files , etc. They cannot see each other somehow. I have tried many options from different sources with no avail. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Inability to "see" usually means a firewall blocking. Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition is pretty comprehensive. If you still have trouble after going through that please be specific about what is going wrong and show for both machines ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following commands:

    nbtstat -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. afoord

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    Hi rondylan :)

    I too have had the same problem and I did some playing around and somehow I got it working...

    Have you got the laptop and desktop on the same workgroup? (Right Click My Computer, choose properties)
     
  4. rondylan

    rondylan Thread Starter

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    hi again, after the command prompt and ipconfig/all , how can you copy results? after select all and enter i cannot send to , or copy results . I am not that computer literate , maybe you can help me here .
     
  5. Abriam26

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    Right click -> Select all
    press CTRL+C
    and then paste it in this forum
     
  6. TerryNet

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    In the Command prompt window the Enter after Select All is the same as Edit - Copy (or CTRL + C anywhere else). All you have to to is CTRL + V or Edit - Paste to place the contents in a window here.
     
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