file sharing multiple OS

Microsoft Windows 7 professional 64-bit
August 22, 2010 at 19:33:33
Specs: Windows 7 pro 64 bit
I have a 3 computer setup. First computer is windows 7 Pro 64 bit and is wire connected to the router. The second computer is XP Pro 32 bit and is also wire connected to the router. The third computer is a laptop XP Home 32bit and is wireless connected to the router. All 3 computers see each other. Computers 1 and 3 can exchange files no problem. Computer 2 can read files on computer 1 and 3. Neither computer 1 or 3 can read any file from computer 2. I turned windows firewall off for the LAN connection and it made no difference. The file I try to read verify that they are set to sharing. I am stumped. I could really use some help with this.

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#1
August 23, 2010 at 09:47:00
make sure all three pcs have the same login credentials

same username and password


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#2
August 23, 2010 at 10:15:08
Make sure all show the same workgroup name. Also, I prefer to keep a few folders that have sharing enabled so when I want to share a file, I just put it (or a copy) into one of those folders. On the Windows 7 machine, you either need to allow 'everyone' as allowed for sharing with read and write privileges, or each machine/user that you want to allow (safer but more trouble) with the privileges you want to allow. XP should allow full access with just the same workgroup name.

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#3
August 24, 2010 at 06:50:08
Maybe you still have other activated firewalls (Zonealarm, anticirus firewall, etc) on second computer, try to check again. If not, probably you did not enable file sharing correctly, check out this simple file sharing article, see whether can help.

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