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#1 sunfish02


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:44 AM

File sharing between XP and Windows 7 not working.


I have recently installed a new harddrive in my ASUS PRO31S laptop, running on Windows XP SP3, professional. The installation was from scratch and went well. After some research I eventually found all the drivers necessary (no more yellow question marks in the Device Manager).

Now I want to share files between my HP Pavilion g series laptop, running on Windows 7 and the XP computer via my Wifi setup. I have enabled "file & printer sharing" on both computers and also renamed the Workgroup to the same name on both.

From the Windows 7 computer I can access the shared files of the XP computer, no problem.

On the XP computer I find the Home Network in

My Network Places \ Entire Network \ Microsoft Windows Network \ Sunfish home \ Sunfish master (this is the Windows 7 computer I want to access).

When I double click on "Sunfish master" I get the error:


\\Xxxx-hp is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.

Logon failure: account currently disabled


The files are access protected with a password, but I do not get the prompt to provide a password.

I googled the problem extensively and tried many of the offered solutions, to no avail. How can I enable this account?

PS both laptops do print to a remote printer via Wifi, no problem there.




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#2 sunfish02

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:12 AM

Problem solved! I followed instructions on http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/53830-file-sharing-between-xp-w7-vice-versa.html , now it works :clapping:

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for posting that link and letting us know that you resolved it.


Happy computing :).



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