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network error, windows cannot access shared folder


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#1 bludshot

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:20 PM

I am sharing a folder on a windows 7 computer. On a windows vista computer, I can see the w7 computer listed in network, and I can see the shared folder. But when I double click on the folder, it says "Network Error, Windows cannot access \\W7COMPUTER\testshare
Check the spelling of the name, otherwise there might be a problem with your network"

I think the problem is on the windows 7 computer, but I don't know how to fix it

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

Worth A Look, IMO.

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 01:52 AM

Even though I turned off password protected sharing, it turns out I had to add "Everyone" to the permissions in order for the share to be browsed.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:39 AM

I think that I had to do the same thing :).  It's been so long since I networked Win 7 with a different version of Windows...I really could not remember what steps I took .  Well done.

 

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