File sharing between Windows 7 & XP

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June 19, 2010 at 16:25:28
Specs: Windows xp/7
I have two computers; computer 1 is a desktop running win xp sp3 and computer 2 is a laptop running 64x windows 7. I am trying to share a folder on a network with these two machines. They are in the same workgroup and are both connected to the network. I can see the shared drive on the desktop from the laptop, and can ping between the two. When I try to open the shared drive on the laptop however, I get a message that says cannot connect to the drive. What am I doing wrong?

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#1
June 19, 2010 at 16:36:41
Are your username and password the same on both machines?

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#2
June 19, 2010 at 16:49:15
Yes, all the machines have firewalls (different ones in fact). They have all been set to allow sharing. Actually, L1 even had its firewall changed after originally setting up [url=http://www.coogiclothingmall.com/]my blog[/url] sharing and it still works fine.

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#3
June 29, 2010 at 15:56:52
actually we disabled the passwords so I didn't think it would cause a problem.

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#4
June 30, 2010 at 07:27:54
Probably it's due to incorrect firewall setting or incorrect file sharing, so you might need to recheck those settings again. I will recommend you to temporary disable firewall if possible until you have resolved this problem.

Also feel free to take a look on this simple file sharing in Windows 7 article, hope able to help you.


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#5
July 8, 2010 at 06:07:35
See here, refer to my comment.

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