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Sharing with Windows XP Computer

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#1 mikey11


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 08:34 AM

i want to be able to access files on a windows xp computer from my windows 8 computer,


both are connected to the same router,


i have marked the c drive on the xp computer as shared,


i am able to see the xp computer and file list on the windows 8 computer, but i get an error when trying to view SOME of the folders,


i can view certain folders but not all of them,


i have attached a pic of the error

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:32 AM

I have a similar interest. Would like to be notified when replies are posted. Thanks.   ..wdc

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:41 AM

In the past, I have tried full read/write sharing between a windows 8 computer, windows 7 computer, and a windows XP computer.  Had limited success.  Often while 8 & 7 could read from/write to XP, XP often could "see" HD partitions on 8 & 7, however, quite often, XP did not read from/write to either 8 or 7.  Finally gave up.  Now, all my computers run Windows 7 Pro, and if there is any temporary hiccup, I simply reStart all three one at a time.

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