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Windows XP & 7 again


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#1 Mameigwess

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:59 PM

I've tried every suggestion I've found here and elsewhere with no luck.  I have a new Acer laptop with Windows 7 and a desktop with XP home sp3 on the same work group.  I can access the Windows 7 machine from the XP machine, even an attached USB hard drive, but not visa versa.  When looking at the network map on the Windows 7 machine I can see the XP machine but there is a " device cannot be placed in map" statement next to the listing.  When in Windows Explorer I can see the folders I have designated to be shared on the XP machine but can't open them.  I get "you might not have permission ....."  and "not enough server storage ....." messages.  I've checked and Network Discovery and File Sharing are both on.  The one thing I did find was when I looked in Select Network Component Type/ Service/add, I got nothing.  Not sure if that's the problem or what to do about it.  I also am unable to print from the Windows 7 machine to the wired printer on the XP machine even though I can see it.  I get a " can't find driver" message.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 18 January 2014 - 09:13 PM.
Moved from XP to Win 7 - Hamluis.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

Make sure that you have Home Group turned off on the Windows 7 machine, Simple File sharing is turned on, Firewall is set to Off on both machines, Network Discovery is turned on in "Advanced Sharing Options", along with File & Printer Sharing, "Use User accounts & Passwords to connect to other computers".  Under "All Networks", Public File sharing is on, Password Protection should be set, but use a simple short password for your username on the Windows 7 machine, not a really long one.  Otherwise you will have issues.  Set "File Sharing Connections", to 40-56 bit encryption.  You should then be able to see the Windows 7 shares from the XP machine.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:43 PM

I'll try those things you suggested but if it makes any difference I can access and download files on the Windows 7 machine to the XP machine but not the other way around.  I can see the files on the XP machine that I've marked for sharing but I can't access them.  I get a "filename is not accessible, you might not have permission...." and "Not enough storage...." message on the Windows 7 machine.  I've looked on the XP machine for any permission I might have missed  and I think I got them all.

 

One more thing.  You said to turn off Home Group.  I couldn't find a single switch for that so I un-selected each option for sharing.

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:42 PM

Check that the services are set to automatic on the XP machine. Go to start and type services.msc Check that they are set to automatic and started.

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

Still no luck.  Network Location Awareness is set to manual but is started.  Does that make a difference?  How would I set it to automatic?  The rest are set to automatic and started.

 

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