Solved sharing data over multiple workgroup

July 15, 2012 at 19:07:25
Specs: Windows XP
i want to sharing my folder for different workgroup. example:
folder GA is for GA workgroup (windows xp user)
folder FINANCE for FINANCE workgroup (windows 7 user)
folder PPIC for PPIC workgrop (windows xp user)

i'm using windows 7

anybody can help me?

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July 16, 2012 at 13:46:16
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First off, wrong forum, this is not a hardware question. Workgroups have no effect on the ability to share files across them. If you have more than 10 computers, I highly recommend that you invest in a Windows Server. Servers running SBS essentials are good for beginners. Now, down to answering your question:

Take note of either the computer name or the IP address of the computer sharing the file. Usernames and passwords on the computer hosting the file need to match the ones on the computer trying to access the file (eg. Username John and Password Cats123 need to be on both the host and the client). Don't worry about which workgroup each computer is in, that only matters for browsing in My Network Places. You can access any computer from any other computer by using UNC addresses (\\johnscomputer or \\ I hope all of this helps. If you still are having trouble, I'll look for a basic workgroup networking guide for you.

Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
IT Support Maryland

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