sharing files between xp and win7 machines, how?

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  1. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    it used to be simple with xp, i used the wizard, make sure that the two computer were in the same workgroup, shared files, and my laptop and my pc were connected using the wlan.
    (the pc was connected with wire to the router, and my laptop was connected thru the wifi).
    now i installed win7, and i don't know how to do it.
    help please
     
  2. berdinatilli

    berdinatilli MDL Novice

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    well, just a guess, a good guess, hehehe

    make a folder for sharing and edit its access permissions to include everyone have full control.

    right click the folder, properties, security tab...

    good luck
    berdi
     
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  3. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    make sure they are in the same workgroup/subnet and using the same DNS server. If the user names and passwords are the same then you don't need to do anything else if they do not match then you need to add credentials to connect to that machine. Do this by using the following command:

    cmdkey /add:servername /user:username /pass:password

    That will work or you can go into your credentials vault and add them there.
     
  4. dragonfire665

    dragonfire665 MDL Senior Member

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    to add more to this i currently have a XP Pro laptop and my Desktop 7 and the process i took was painless and easy. I made both computer under the same Workgroup, once that i when to the file i wanted to share and i shared it for everyone within the workgroup and no password require the same. Once that was set from the Windows 7, i when to my XP and search within workgroup, found the 7 and the share folder and i had access to it. The same when for printing. I shared it within 7 and installed the driver through printer search within XP. It took me no more than 5mins at most. If you need more help just PM
     
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  5. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    not fully working, but i could gain access from the xp machine to the win7 shared files.
    i was asked for the password at the first time.

    but, i still can't get to the xp files from the windows 7, i can't even see the xp's computer password.
    what to do?
     
  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    read that is what to do:

     
  7. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    i can't figure how to write the command right to enable access to the other computer in my workgroup


    "cmdkey /add:servername /user:username /pass:password"

    that computer has no password, and it's in the local network
     
  8. MaCaNiX

    MaCaNiX MDL Novice

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    sharing - xp & win7

    I had the same issue with file & printer sharing
    I eventually found out it was my Kaspersky IS 2010 that was blocking the sharing (something really random about the network settings had to be set to "local")
    So... check that it is not your AV/Firewall blocking the sharing.
    I.e. turn it off and see if it resolves the problem. If it does then go to the makers website for a resolution.

    If that is not the issue then go through this link...helped me quite a bit...

    duh... can't post links... google this "sharing files between xp and windows 7" and go to the first hit that is the howtogeek(dot)com site
     
  9. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    nope,
    i am using MSE though,
    problem is that i can't get from the xp machine to the win7 files
     
  10. moe.dudi

    moe.dudi MDL Novice

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    #10 moe.dudi, Nov 6, 2009
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    Enable Microsoft network client: Send unencrypted password to connect to third-party SMB servers

    Applie To Windows 7 machine

    Description:
    If this security setting is enabled, the Server Message Block (SMB) redirector is allowed to send plaintext passwords to SMB servers that do not support password encryption during authentication.

    Default: Disabled.

    Configuring this security setting:
    You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: (gpedit.msc) \Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings(secpol.msc)\Local Policies\Security Options\

    secpol.msc = Start\Control Panel\System and Maintenance\Administrative Tools\Local Security Policy
    secpol.msc = Start\All Programs\Administrative Tools\Local Security Policy
    secpol.msc = Start\Administrative Tools\Local Security Policy


    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters]
    "EnablePlainTextPassword"=dword:00000001
     

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    logonaniket MDL Novice

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  12. dragonfire665

    dragonfire665 MDL Senior Member

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    just cancel the password, it only makes things more difficult, is exactly what i did with mine and i was able to transfer share and printing between XP and 7
     
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  13. kkffiirr

    kkffiirr MDL Junior Member

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    #13 kkffiirr, Dec 3, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
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    i tried to do all above (the LLTD is only for xp sp2 systems, i have sp3), and still i can't get to the xp machine from my 7 machine.
    it also happen when i connect my computer to wired network with network folders, i can't get to anything...