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#1 rfgggg

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:15 PM

on my winodws xp machine im trying to set up my folders to share on my network.....at first i couldnt get them then i could by going through each file and setting it to share even then i couldnt get it to work.....so then i started to use google and some one told me to use the security tab under properties for windows explorer i tought great finally a solution...but no it didnt work only one problem i have no security tab on my folders under properties

so then i googled again and found out that i need to select use simple file sharing....again i though finally a solution but again no or else i wouldnt be here


i dont have the abilyity to chack use simple file sharing....


yes im admin only user on computer......

the other computer is a windows 7 in on windoes xp right now if that helps.....

i can access all my 7 files from xp but not xp files from 7'


if anyone knows how to help id love to know.....

btw you dont need to hurry with your awnsers im going to bed now and have school tomarrow and i wont be homw till bout 3:00 so no rush here.....


thanks in adance

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:18 AM

Does your XP and 7 share the same account, and you must have passwords on each computer.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:09 AM

The workgroup names must be the same when sharing files between systems.

In Win 7, the default name used is Workgroup, while in XP...the default is MS Home.

I just went through a similar situation a couple of days ago :thumbsup:.

What I did was change the name of the workgroup on my two XP systems...from MS Home to Workgroup...and I've been able to easily access data files since.

The details for what I did are in the Win 7 Help & Support files, under Join or Create A Workgroup.

There are also instructions for doing so available on the Web, but I haven't tried any of those, since the Win 7 directions got me where I wanted to be.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:48 PM

they both have password infact they are the same

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they are both in same workgroup meaning its set to WORKGROUP

i quess i should have put that in there to begin with........

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

Did you follow the directions in Win 7 Help & Support?

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

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