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xp access to vista shared folders


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#1 cyberpenpal

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

computer running vista home premium has shared folder. all vista computers in office can see all files saved to the shared folder whether saved by xp or vista. but xp computers cant see their own files saved to the shared folder or any other files saved by xp computers to the vista shared folder.
very strange.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

is everything in the same workgroup?

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

the workgroup they are all in is irrelevant. password option is not checked on the vista machine sharing the files and so there is no authentication.
the workgroup name varies on all the machines, vista or xp.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:27 PM

does the xp machine see the vista one but is denied access or does it not even see it?

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:42 AM

xp machine sees all files saved by a vista machine but not any saved by an xp machine. it's as if the xp machines save the files on the vista shared folder with their own permissions turned off !!!
i have tried to enable passwords for shared files on the vista machine and then logged in with an xp machine to no avail.
workgroup names are all the same on both machines.
does this vista machine need to be upgraded to the vista business or something ?




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