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Unable to access files that are successfully shared, HELP!

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#1 radxx


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:04 AM

Hi there guys!

Got a problem with sharing files between my networked laptop using Win7 and my PC using Vista Prem. Business.
The router is wired to the PC.
The laptop has been using the PC\router internet connection for about 12 months.
Both laptop and PC are ALWAYS visible to each other under network connections window.
And the laptop can play music stored in a NON-Public folder on my PC via WMP.
However my problem is that neither computer can access any files on any drives! I get a warning about permissions (all have been set to Full access), contacting server administrator for access.
All drives and subfolders have sharing enabled, p\w protected sharing is off etc. They have the same home/workgroup name and are both connected to the network with the correctly-spelled name.

I seem to be trying the same advice over and over again to no avail!
It's all quite frustrating
Any ideas??


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

Have you checked to make sure your router isn't blocking the ports needed for file sharing? Is your firewall set up properly?
Chad Mockensturm 
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