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XP machine cannot see Win 7 machine but can connect to all others


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#1 drichie

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 11:26 AM

I have an 4 pcs networked, XP, Vista, Win 7, and Win 10. I'll number them to alleviate confusion.

XP=machine 1

Vista=machine 2

Win 7=machine 3

Win 10=machine 4

 

M1 can connect to M2 and M4

M2 can connect to M1, M3, and M4

M3 can connect to M2 and M4

M4 can connect to M1, M2, and M3

 

So...M1 and M3 do not connect or see each other at all. I have disabled all firewalls. They have worked together for years.

 

Any ideas why this just changed and how to fix it?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 12:22 PM

I'd look at what is going on with #1 and #3.  I, since 3 ought to be able to able to connect to all.  XP doesn't see Win 7 and Win 7 doesn't see XP.  I would just ensure that the settings/sharing on those two is properly set up.

 

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 01:42 PM

Hi Louis,

 

It seems that the sharing is set up properly since other pcs can see each other just not those two. I plugged in another pc just to see if they could connect and they cannot "see" each other either. So..that makes me think there is something going on with the ip address possibly? I have performed an ipconfig/release and renew. Any other suggestions?



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Posted 30 June 2016 - 05:29 PM

Did you check the workgroup settings for those two suggested systems?

 

Louis

 

OK, I figured it out (I think).  I have a couple of systems so I just turned on the Win 7 system.  The Win 7 system could see and access all files on my XP system...but the XP system could only see that the Win 7 system was part of the workgroup, could not access anything and reflected a box requesting login name and password when I tried to see the contents of the Win 7 system.

 

Eventually...I realized that the request for login/password just might refer to the name/password I use to login on the Win 7 system (I've been too lazy to just disable it)...so I put my login name/password for the Win 7 system...into the box displayed.  I am now able to fully access all drives on the Win 7 system from the XP system.


Edited by hamluis, 30 June 2016 - 05:59 PM.





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