Can't See Win7 Computer from XP Computer

October 9, 2010 at 17:47:35
Specs: Windows XP & Win7
My wife and my computers are connected by wire to a local home network (Linksys router). After a major meltdown I decided to move to Win7. She stayed with XP. I get full access her computer from my new Win7 installation but she cannot get to any files or folders on my computer (She can use the printer.). Neither she nor I see the other computer's in any normal display, but I can reach hers by entering=\\her computer in Run and can then go anywhere I want on it. When she enters \\my computer she sees my machine but cannot get entry.

Does anybody know what the problem is?

Here are captures of the sharing screens on my computer http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/6246... Notice on image 0003 the "Share" button is grayed out.

Edited to add:

They are in the same workgroup


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#1
October 9, 2010 at 20:23:31
check firewall in the Win7 machine.

By the way, what kind of cable do you use to connect your wife to the router? or does she just stick a finger in the LAN port?

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#2
October 9, 2010 at 20:47:37
The firewall was turned off.

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#3
October 9, 2010 at 21:47:28
Maybe this will help:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...

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#4
October 9, 2010 at 22:36:14
I must have read that page ten times yesterday (before I posted here). It continues to refer to a place called "Network" that either I don't have or can't find. Here is an example: "go into Network in Windows 7" This is not Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel because he discusses doing things in there before going into Network. Since I can't find a "Network" on my Win7 system I can't follow his advice.

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#5
October 10, 2010 at 00:42:17
Do you have HomeGroup Enabled ??

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

The Control Panel View can be changed to Icon View.....

http://www.geekpolice.net/windows-7...


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#6
February 8, 2011 at 01:23:13
go on the win 7 box open the contorl panel get to network and internet open it click change adapter setting u should see ur lan just click it and go to properties then check the box next to file and print share for microsoft networks i just went thru this myself it toook me days of throwing things and might have cost me a keyboard but it works now

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#7
February 8, 2011 at 01:24:05
go on the win 7 box open the contorl panel get to network and internet open it click change adapter setting u should see ur lan just click it and go to properties then check the box next to file and print share for microsoft networks i just went thru this myself it toook me days of throwing things and might have cost me a keyboard but it works now


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#8
February 8, 2011 at 07:01:01
You're on the same workgroup, or you wouldn't be sharing the printer, so the problem must be with Win7's permissions.

You need to go to each folder hierarchy's Properties and allow sharing. Then you need to set Permissions on the Security tab to tell Win7 who you will allow access to that share. But before you can change permissions you need to be the folder's Owner.

If your wife doesn't log in then you need to have Everyone in the Permissions box.

BTW, it sounds like you wife's computer's root drive is shared. That's pretty wide open. Generally it's better to restrict sharing to certain designated folders.

You may need to reboot before the changes take effect.


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