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Problem sharing file on a Vista machine

Question: Problem sharing file on a Vista machine

I'm on an XP machine, and I am able to post/view/write files on one shared folder. Another though, I was able to, and now I cannot. When I try to post a file to it, I get error msg: "File may be set to read only"

Well, it's not, I checked it. What could be causing this problem. I can post it to the other shared folder without a problem.

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Answer: Problem sharing file on a Vista machine

Your usage of "post" here is odd. What do you mean? Do you mean Save?

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Hi everyone ! I have a win2k pro machine hard wired to a wireless router and my main machine running xp pro. I can get to the sharing the 2 files I want but then it goes away but will sometimes return the files shared are user specific on both machines. I get a message stating " file is not accesible you may not have permission to use this resource you may not have access to use this resource contact the admin of this server to find out if you have access permissions ."

the network path was not found.


Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated GaryLee
 

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Hi guys, newbie (to this forum and to Vista) here with what may be a very silly problem.

New HP pavilion laptop preloaded with Vista Home Premium. After some minor hicoughs with wireless (not resolved, but that's another problem) I have set up the machine with 2 users, myself (with full administrator rights and a password) and my wife. So far so good.

On my user id I have imported all my files from the old PC (which was running W2000 Professional) and I can see them fine. Now I try to share them by giving my wife co-owner rights. Vista accepts this, goes away for some minutes and then then comes back saying "Your Folder could not be shared". From my user id the top level folder shows that my wife is set as co-owner, from her id I cannot see the files.

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Answer:Vista file sharing problem

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I am having a problem sharing files from my Vista laptop with a wireless connection to my XP SP2 desktop with a hardwire connection. I can pull files from the desktop to the laptop just fine but not vice versa. It tells me that I do not have access rights in order to access the files and that I need to check with my administrator. I wanted to try and reconfigure the entire network but my Vista laptop won't let me into the Network and Sharing Center. The program just hangs there and claims its not responding. I've already tried to share and allow full access for the files from the laptop and my desktop can see the shared folders, however I just cannot access them.

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got 3 PC on lan
router
broadband connection

first 2 days of Vista intallation.. the file sharing was ok... but suddenly the file share on my PC2 was disabled.. and i cant enable it... then after a day my PC1 has the same problem again... when i try to enable it nothing happens...

when i try to enable the Public Folder Sharing it states "RPC server is not available"

is there a thread like this already exist? can you guys help me out? so far my PC3 is not yet suffering this kind of problem...

thank you so much
max
 

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ok heres the situation.
i hav a really simple network setup a desktop running xp and a laptop running vista. both can access internet fine. but now i wanted to do file sharing between both computers. here is where the problem arises. i setup the simple network as you would and i can see both computers in network places or network (for vista) on the xp computer i can access everything on the vista computer easily by just entering the correct username and password. but when i come to do it the other way (which i mostly want to do!) accessing the xp computer from the vista i double click on the xp comp. in network and it pops up with network error, windows cannot access \\xp can anyone tell me how to fix this. it has been buggging me. and i cant seem to find it in any forums.

thanks for any help

Brenton
 

Answer:problem with File sharing between xp and vista

Welcome to TSG:
Here is a very good tutorial on setting up a network and sharing resources. hope it helps.

Printer and File Sharing

The following will set up a Microsoft Workgroup for File and Printer Sharing assuming the PCs are already networked via router, ad-hoc wireless or Ethernet (directly or using switch or hub).

In Network and Dial-up Connections (Win 2k Pro) or Network Connections (XP) right click on your connection and select ‘Properties.’ If not already there, install or add a check mark for “Client for Microsoft Networks, “File and Printer sharing …” and “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).”

Right click on My Computer and on the Computer Name tab make sure you have a unique computer name and the workgroup name that you want to use for all computers. Change if necessary.

Restart the PC.

You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine.

If using the XP SP2 firewall: Control Panel – Windows Firewall – on the General tab it should be “On” and on the Exceptions tab “File and Printer Sharing” should be selected.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Netw... Read more

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I have a PC with Vista installed and want to share one of my hard drives to a couple of XP Home machines on my network. All 3 PCs are on the same workgroup. I have all permissions set as "Allow" under the sharing options. The XP PCs can "see" my computer name under the workgroup computers but when trying to access them it asks for a username and password, but I have no password set on the Vista PC. I tried just to enter my Vista username but it would not allow me to access it. How can I share/access this drive?
 

Answer:Vista file sharing problem

Jordan1 said:


I have a PC with Vista installed and want to share one of my hard drives to a couple of XP Home machines on my network. All 3 PCs are on the same workgroup. I have all permissions set as "Allow" under the sharing options. The XP PCs can "see" my computer name under the workgroup computers but when trying to access them it asks for a username and password, but I have no password set on the Vista PC. I tried just to enter my Vista username but it would not allow me to access it. How can I share/access this drive?Click to expand...

On the Vista box
Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center

There are two entries
File Sharing make sure it is ON
Password Protected Sharing make sure it is OFF
Use the down arrows to the right to set the values

Some other things
you must use the same network name and password on BOTH boxes
turn off firewalls between boxes

Thats it.
 

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Hi,

My Name is Sonu. I am trying to share my external drives. I have attached these three external hard drives to an old laptop running Windows XP Professional with SP2. Furthermore, I am trying to share it with a Laptop running Windows Vista.I want to share the entire Drive and not just the folders.

Initially I was using simple File share. then I enabled file sharing on these Hard drives and then Mapped them to both my Laptops running Windows XP and Windows Vista respectively. The problem that I had with this arrangement was that I was not able to access some subfolders within these Hard drives. I
checked the permissions also and All of the write/create files withinn them. This was the factor that made me to move away from simple file sharing.

Now I tried turning off the File sharing and then followed all the steps as directed in this guide
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm

I followed all the steps in this guide as to create a file sharing but whn I try to map it to My Laptop running Vista I get an Error. I have attached the error that I am getting. I tried with Username and password and with Username and without password.

Please help me out with the same. Thank you for reading this.

Regards

Sonu
 

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I have a home network running a PC and a laptop. The laptop operates on Vista and I recently upgraded the PC from XP to Windows 8. Before the upgrade I was able to quite successfully share a particular file between the PC and the laptop. I'm keen to share the same file again following the upgrade but so far I've had no luck and I find the Windows 8 help to be a touch confusing (that might be just me, of course), more aimed, it seems, at file sharing between computers running Windows 8.

I'd be very glad if somebody is able to offer any assistance or perhaps point me to some step by step instructions that might help resolve the problem.

Many thanks.

Answer:Problem sharing a file between Windows 8 and Vista

Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

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I have a problem with my PC, it cannot see or be seen by other PC's on the network


PC1 Vista Ultimate 64, wired ( PC with problem )
PC2 Windows XP64, wired
PC3 Laptop with Vista Home Premium, wireless

Zoom ADSL x6 router

PC2 and PC3 can see each other
PC1 cannot see PC2 or PC3, PC2 and PC3 cannot see PC1.

All PC's are on same workgroup ( MSHOME ), network setting on PC1 are the same as PC3.
PC1 can ping and be pinged from PC2 and PC3.

Also my hair is falling out and I have no fingernails left upto the second knuckle joint



I've tried lots of things but when I enter 'nbtstat -RR' into cmd I get amessage saying

'Failed to access NetBT driver -- NetBT may not be loaded'
 

Answer:Vista file sharing/network problem

4 ideas. Please restart after each one is completed, and test again

1.

Start->Run->CMD to open a command prompt.

netsh winsock reset catalog (Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults)

netsh int ip reset reset.log (Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults)

2.

Network Connections --> your Network Connection --> Properties --> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) --> Properties --> Advanced --> WINS -->
and checked that Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is selected

3.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: (Start->Run->Services.msc)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

4.

1. Click Start, click Run, type "regedit" and click OK.
2. Locate and double-click the following registry subkey:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa"
3. On the right hand side, double-click restrictanonymous.
4. Set the number in the Value data box to 0, and click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.



Hopefully one of those will do it
If it works, I'd like to know which did do it as well
 

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I am having trouble accessing my PC shared files from my laptop. It used to work fine, but suddenly started getting the attached error message. I can see the shared folder ok, just can't get to the files inside. Well, the attached message is actually on my XP PC when I access the folder, but the message on the laptop which runs Vista is similar.

Not sure what "not enough server storage is available..." or how to fix it. It's strange how this just suddenly started happening, I don't remember making any changes prior to this.

Answer:[SOLVED] Problem with file sharing XP <-> Vista

Attached is the error message I'm getting on my Vista laptop while trying to connect to my shared folder on my WinXP machine. As I said earlier this was working fine just a few days ago and I haven't changed anything on either machine since.

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Well, I've a network of a few PC's some running Win2000 and some XP, I've a new PC with Vista.

I've set up users on the Vista PC but none of them can log into it. A window pops up saying,,

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

The Vista PC can access all of the other machines without issue.

What have I done wrong?

PP
 

Answer:Solved: File Sharing Vista problem

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Please help!!
I have a wire computer with Windows XP, to a FIOS router (Westell) and a wireless computer with Window Vista. I am trying to network for sharing files. I have named each computer and given a the same workgroup name. I can ping from the xp to the vista, but can not ping from the vista to the xp. The computers had been file sharing until ligthning damaged several FIOS boxes which where replaced, including the Router. Need help!

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I have run into some problem while trying to setup file sharing between a windows 7 32bit PC and a vista 64bit laptop. both PC are now in the same home group. On the vista laptop, I can see the file folders I shared on the windows 7 PC. However I can only access the files in the public folders but not the files in another folder in chinese name I shared in windows 7 PC. When I try to open the folder in chinese name, it says the path might be wrong. Please let me know how to fix this problem.

Answer:windwos 7 and vista file sharing problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by coobullets


I have run into some problem while trying to setup file sharing between a windows 7 32bit PC and a vista 64bit laptop. both PC are now in the same home group. On the vista laptop, I can see the file folders I shared on the windows 7 PC. However I can only access the files in the public folders but not the files in another folder with chinese name I shared in windows 7 PC. When I try to open the folder with chinese, it says the path might be wrong. Please let me know how to fix this problem.


OK are you using the english win 7 and english keyboard layout? are there any characters in the chinese folder name not supported (period ^@, etc)?

Hope this helps

Ken

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I just bought a new Toshiba notebook with Windows Vista. I've tried to download file sharing programs Ares and Limewire. Every time I do, they mess up my computer, and I can't get on the internet at all. I do not have any firewalls turned on.

Answer:Problem with Vista and File Sharing Programs

Sorry, but TSF will not help with any file sharing or P2P programs.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php

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I ran into this issue again yesterday and it's really getting aggravating. Here's the gist of it:

I set up filesharing on a home LAN using all Vista boxes. Basically, I have the same account name on several of the boxes, though they are all either using different passwords or are set to blank passwords (no password). To facilitate file sharing with at least the barest guise of security, I set up on all the boxes a new account called fileshare with the same password on each. The idea being, that I can set up shared folders owned by fileshare that everyone else can get to if the know fileshare's (singular) password.

Here's the problem: it seems that once Vista sees that another box on the LAN is using the same user account name as an account on the local box, it attempts to authenticate using the remote box's credentials, which almost always fails (because the passwords are different). Not a problem, I have the fileshare account, right? Wrong, because I can't for the life of me get Vista to allow me to change credentials to access those shared folders over the LAN. Basically, it looks like once it fails authenticating a single account, it gives up forever and does not allow me to log in using a different user name, like it does if my local box does not have the same account name as one on the remote box.

So a work-around seemed to be the messy method of creating the fileshare account on every box on the LAN as a dummy account, and logging in to ... Read more

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Hi folks,

I have a small work network setup:

4 x W7 machines
1 x XP Pro SP3 machine

The XP machine shares a .qbw (QuickBooks Pro 2010) company file, and the machine appears on the network, and all machines can see it.

They are all in the same Workgroup, Permissions on the XP file/folder are setup fine, with 'Everyone' having full access.

On double clicking the shared folder on any of the W7 machines, it prompts you for a password.

The dialogue box titled 'Windows Security' states:


Code:
Enter Network Password
Enter your password to connect to: MACHINEX
Username:
Password:
So I try no user/pass and it won't let me in, I try a user account from MACHINEX (the XP machine) using the domain and correct password - it does not work.

Please help as this damn annoying, and really should be straightforward to share between to Windows machines on a Microsoft network...

Answer:Sharing a file on an XP Pro SP3 machine with W7

Hey Bertles86,
I'm wondering a couple of things. One, are you able to get to any other information on this xp machine? Two, have you tried the password for Quickbooks?

Thanks!

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I can't seem to determine if this is a fault of Vista or WLM itself, nowhere on the net can I seem to find anyone talking of this problem. In WLM, there are 2 ways to share files: you can drag and drop in a variety of places or you can use the menus to browse manually and share that way. I used to be able to do both. Now, however I can NOT drag and drop at ANY time in WLM. I CAN still use the menus and browse to share manually.
I have tried EVERYTHING I can possibly think of that could be blocking this from happening. I've scanned every last inch of WLM and Vista for things that could be related and I simply can't seem to pinpoint why I can't do it.
Also, I have already tried repairing WLM and uninstall/reinstall with no change in the issue. I am a minimalist when it comes to security, and do not use any anti-virus programs or 3rd party firewalls.

Answer:Windows Live Messenger/Vista - File Sharing Problem

This has been a issue with WLM for years. It seems every release of WLM it gets worse. I have the issue when I try to send files to my brother is goes dirt dirt slow...or doesnt even go at all. Theres real no fix to this issue...sorry your having the same problem..

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The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.

Answer:File Sharing on Home Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by domainbug


The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.


Hi Lee,

How's Brisbane? I'm planning to head over there for Qantm College.

Seems like you have lost ownership magically. Are you able to right click the affected folders and choose 'take ownership'? If you have UAC enabled, disable it (slider all the way to the lowest setting) temporarily to get that Administrator prompt out of the way for a bit. You can re-enable it later.

Regards,

LuzTeTT

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My new employer recently gave me a laptop with Win2K on it and I can not get it to access a shared folder on my home machine that has Win XP Pro on it. I am doing this over my 802.11b network at home.

The message I receive when I double click on the icon for my Win XP machine in networking neighborhood on my Win2K machine is "The network place could not be added because the following error has occurred: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request." I have never scene this type of error before and have no idea how to resolve it.

As background, my Win XP Pro machine is part of a simple workgroup I created via the "Set up a Home Network" wizard in Win XP. However, my work network is on a domain - I am not sure what that means but when I log onto my work machine, the Win2K laptop, I have to type [email protected][domain name] which I believe means we use a "domain-based network.

Any advice on how I can resolve this problem would be much
appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Problems File Sharing from Win2K to XP Pro Machine

What it sounds like you need to do is to log on to the work laptop "Locally" instead of trying to log onto the domain. I don't know how it is even letting you log into the domain. Since if you are at home you wouldn't have a domain controller avail to log onto. But anyway, try logging in on that local machine and also make sure that workgroup is set to workgroup. Unless your XP machine has got a workgroup named something other than workgroup. If so, named the laptop workgroup the same.

HTH

DWF
 

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I am being dinged for a user name and password to access files on a vista machine on our network. All our other computers are xp.

I thought I turned off user profiles/passwords in the control panel and rebooted but it is still dinging me for a user name and password.

That machine has never had a password set up on it.

Suggestions? It is otherwise visible and file/printer sharing is turned on, etc.

Thanks
 

Answer:Sharing Vista Machine on a Mixed Network

Be sure "password protected sharing" is disabled in Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center
 

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Hi,

I have been going crazy trying to get my PC to share files with a couple of laptops.
I am running Windows 7 64 Bit and the laptops are running Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP.

I have enabled file sharing but The Windows 7 Laptop keeps giving me an unknown error when trying to join a home group after I have typed in the password from my PC. The XP Laptop doesn't even find my PC on the network. Files sharing worked fine using my old router but I have just updated to a Virgin Media Super Hub and think it's either something to do with Anti-Virus Software blocking connections or the security setup of my Virgin Super Hub.

Jimmy PC is the laptop I am trying to share with as you can see from the picture. Are the gaps in the connection of any significance to my issue? I can share my internet connection with it with no issues but I can't share files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Chris

Answer:File Sharing and Homegroup Sharing Problem

Hi chrisino, when you've read this link, post back.

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My network consists of the 3 machines in my sig. Both my desktop and laptop can read and write to all the shares setup on the WHS machine perfectly fine. Up until a few hours ago, I have never had a reason to do a file transfer between my desktop and my laptop.

Clicking Start, then Network brings up the network browser as usual, and when I'm on my desktop, my Server and my Laptop show up. When I double click on the Laptop icon, it brings up a window to enter a username and password. I enter the username for the laptop, then the password. "Logon unsuccessful". I then enter the username in the format "DOMAIN\username" like it suggests, same error.

I then think its because I dont have any shares setup on the laptop. So i create a folder on the Laptops desktop, and go to the advanced sharing settings and share the directory. I know its shared as the icon changed to a shared folder icon. No luck, still can't connect.

What am I missing? This shouldn't be that difficult. FWIW, the username and password for my Desktop and Laptop are identical. Also, same problem going from my laptop to my desktop. Both are set to "Private" in the network and sharing center.
EDIT

I just turned off "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center, and now I can connect. But I WANT a password, so that didn't solve the problem, just thought I would throw that out there.
 

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OK...I have a Vista Business machine and a Vista Home Premium machine. I want to share a Folder from the Vista Business machine to my kids Vista Home Premium machine...family photo's and such. I have it shared on my machine, but they can't connect to the drive from their machine. What am I missing? Getting "Access Denied" and I have permissions set to read only instead of full control. Advice and pointers are welcome. BTW, they are on a wireless PC that connects via my LinkSys Router. This is all on a HOME network.

Answer:Vista Business to Vista Home Premium file sharing

Can the Home Premium machine even see the Vista machine at all? Have you tried using the Public folders instead? And even though you say you're on a Home network / LAN, is the Vista Business machine ever used as a part of a Corporate machine / domain user?

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I have a router, that has a Windows XP PC connected directly via LAN, and a Laptop with Vista installed connected via Wireless.

I have not got into Vista, I installed it once on my PC, for about 3 hours, and then I formatted and took it off, and I've never bothered to learn it.

However I'm at my parents place, and the above configuration is what I am dealing with.

I have tried to get them off Vista, but the laptop came with it, so I have to deal with it now.

First of all, the Wireless Vista Laptop keeps losing connection with the router, I try reboot the Laptop, still has a yellow exclamation mark by the wireless icon. The only way to get it to work again is to reboot the router, this fix is only temporary. I can't do anything, including accessing the internet while I have this problem.

Second, I have a shared folder, on the WinXP, it's located within my My Documents folder, it's not the My Documents folder itself, it's a folder within the My Documents folder, the thing is the laptop gets to see the contents of the folder for a bit, before out of the blue it's no longer available. I have a feeling it's related to the first problem. However sometimes I'm still able to go on the internet on the laptop while this problem exists.

Answer:Windows XP / Vista File Sharing, Vista Wireles Internet

I forgot to mention, the Wireless Vista Laptop is always situated about 1.5 meters from thre router, and I have another wireless xp laptop I take all over the house that is never interupted

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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Alright, I'm bout to lose my mind with this thing, and I have no idea what I'm going to do. I have a Laptop running Vista. This computer is connected to a home network, which has an XP machine. All I'm trying to do is copy a file from the XP machine to this new Vista laptop. I have no problem seeing the file, it's right there. I copy it, but when I go to paste it, (not into a network folder, a folder I have created) it tells me "You need permission to perform this action."

I have done everything short of taking the hard drive out of my XP machine, taking my laptop apart and putting that hard drive in. I have disabled UAC. I have changed the permissions on the XP machine. I have unlocked the super secret Administrator logon on Vista, and it still won't let me do it. I don't know what is going on with this thing. Having Vista has been the biggest mistake of my computer life. Does anyone have any other suggestion on what I can do? I'm at my wit's end. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You may just save this laptop from having a hole in the display.
 

Answer:Moving file from XP to Vista machine.

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This one beats me.

Two new Vista Home premium dells are introduced into a simple peer to peer network. There were seven XP home puters and two of them were replaced by the new Vista?s. All 7 of the XP?s were sharing files and printers just fine. When I first setup the two new Vista?s they two recognized each other just fine and shared printer?s fine.
These are connected with a Belkin wireless FSSD7230-4 G router and Belkin wireless adapter cards. The old B standard adapters wouldn?t work with Vista so I had to get two new vista compatible Dynex G adapters. So there is a mixed B/g network.
I have no problem at all with XP seeing and accessing Vista or Vista seeing and accessing XP but the ability of Vista to access Vista is about 5% of the time. It will decide to access just fine even after a reboot for a half hour or so then it loses the ability to access again. When you click Network places they are all there but when you click them 95% of the time the green bar just slowly moves across the top and eventually one of several different messages comes up such as not sufficient permissions or the path is wrong? The messages vary. If you try to diagnose the problem it says to reset the adapter and usually it says that it was successful but you still cannot access the other vista puter.
Usually you can ping each other but frequently even when you can ping the other and see it in Network places you can still not access it. I just get that endless green bar an... Read more

Answer:Vista to Vista intermittant file sharing?

Are both the Vista machines updated to SP1?

Also some additional information - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
 

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Problem has been solved, thanks for the help!
 

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ok, so here's my dillema, I have a laptop which I want to install some software, however my cd-rom is broken and I don't have the money or desire to have it fixed... I have a desktop which is running vista, with two dvd r/w drives and when I was running xp on the desktop, I was able to share the dvd rom drives and use them over the network... however since i've installed vista on the computer, i am not sure how to enable sharing of the drives between the two computers, every time I go to the sharing part of the properties for the drives the button for it is grey and unclickable... is there something I need to adjust in the network settings and properties to make it available over the network, or is there some back door way to access the cd/dvd rom's from another computer????????

to clarify, since I already had someone suggest this to me, I am fully capable of sharing individual files and folders, and have already done so... including trying to create shortcut's of the drives in the shared folders... any other suggestions would be appreciated...

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Hey guys,
I am running Windows XP Pro on my PC, Windows Vista on my laptop, and seem to be having issues regarding file sharing. File sharing has worked in the past, however I am having trouble after some recent changes. Both computers are on the same network. I have installed LTTD on the Xp machine. When I view network map on my laptop, I am able to see my desktop connected on the network. When I go into network on my laptop however, I am not able to see the shared folders that I have on my Xp machine. Also to add, when I am running Azureus on my desktop, I am able to see a media folder under networks on the laptop. Any ideas as to why I cannot see my shared folders?

Thanks
 

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Hi Guys

i am currently having problems transferring old files from my xp home machine to my vista machine, my xp machine is showing on my network on my vista machine but it says it cannot access the machine. i have followed several online tutorials and made all the changes i believe i needed to make but it still wont work. I have connnected these machines via a x over cable as my router is in another room (if that makes any difference?) also my xp machine will nt show up my vista machine on the network..

if anyone could help i would be extremely grateful

many thanks in advance

S
 

Answer:file sharing from xp to vista

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Con... Read more

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Ok so ive seen a few of these posts on a number of forums, ive tried everything but still no luck. I have a windows XP laptop, and a brand new Vista Computer. I was trying to set up sharing between the two. From the XP machine i can see the vista, but from the Vista machine i get this error.

"\\Computer is not accesible. You may not have access.....

Logon Failure: The user has not been given the requested logon."

Now to fix this i tried going into my local security settings and adding my vista comp to the "access the computer from the network." When I go to apply the setting though i get "Failed to Save Local Policy database."

I just want to be able to access my files so i can copy them over plz help.

Answer:file sharing XP to Vista

Hi. . .

Do you have the Vista Network & Sharing Center configured?



START | Network | Click on Network and Sharing Center

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a desktop and laptop on a wireless network.

I'm trying to set up file sharing between the two, using a Private Network in Vista.

I've checked several times. The settings on both computers are identical, but the laptop can access the desktop's files, while the desktop cannot access the laptop's files.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

Answer:File Sharing in Vista

Hi is password protected or have you selected the laptops directory as a shared folder? When try to access the laptop with ya desktop what message are you getting or is it just a "public" empty folder?
 

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Question: Vista File Sharing

I disabled "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center. So why am I still being asked for a password to access files from one machine to the other? I can't even save my password; despite checking the box that says "Remember my Password" I constantly have to type my (long and secure) password for my laptop to access my desktop and vice versa.
 

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Question: vista file sharing

Need advice
I am trying to share my vista computer with a laptop I have that has win 98 installed. I am trying to use the "manage network drive" method. I can get the vista computer to recognize the win 98 computer files, but I can not get the win 98 computer to recognize the vista computer. I am trying to do this using a router. Everything else works using the router e.i. internet etc. This is a wierd sounding explanation I know but don't know to reword the problem. I had a similar problem a while back when I tried to do the same with win 2k and win 98 computers. Anyway could use some help.

Thanks
Russ

Dell E-520
vista home premium 32 bit
160g HD
2g mem
 

Answer:vista file sharing

Create an account on the 98 machine that exactly matches a preexisting account on the Vista machine (username and password; password cannot be blank). Now LOG IN on that account on the 98 machine. You should now be able to access files on the Vista machine.

Courtney
 

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I've read a bunch of threads and solutions to this problem but so far my problem persists. Problem is I get "The user has not been granted the required logon type at this computer" when I try to see Vista file shares from one particular account on the XP machine. If I create a new account on the XP machine I have no such problem, so I believe I know enough to get the settings right. There must be something wrong with this one account, but I cannot see any difference in the settings from those of accounts that do work. I've thought about deleting the bad account and recreating it from scratch, but am afraid of losing data... it's my wife's account!

Any ideas? I know about using secpol.msc on the Vista machine, and Everone is included where it should be and omitted where it shouldn't be.

FYI, I am running AVG Internet Security with the Firewall on. I would think if anything was wrong in that area the ather accounts wouldn't work either.

TIA

Ed

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Alright simple setup, I have two machines, one is a dedicated file server running XP Pro, another is a HTPC running Vista Ult 32bit. They each have their own wireless adapter (wireless bridges were too expensive), and they are connected by a gigabit switch.

The problem is I cannot get either machine to see each other's shared files (HTPC is sharing for demo purposes, wont be sharing once it gets working).

Since the switch obviously doesn't assign IP's, I set each machine as follows:

FileServer(XP) 192.168.1.2 255.255.255.0
HTPC (Vista) 192.168.1.3 255.255.255.0

If there is a simple solution to all of this I would greatly appreciate it, I'm sure I could find it but at the moment I'm working 40hr work weeks, and I spent the last 3 days just getting the fileserver to work after getting an odd USB over current status error, which ended up being fixed by removing one of four memory sticks.


Thanks!!!
 

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Me and my brother were trying to share files on the network like you would in XP. He right-clicked the folder and went to share and at the "Choose people to share with" screen it asks you who you want to share with and I wasn't on the list. He went ahead and clicked share and when I went to double click his shared folder, it said I didn't have the permission.

Could someone please explain how to share files over a network in Vista like you would in XP?

thanks
 

Answer:Help with File Sharing on Vista?

there is an extra step in Vista thats activated by default...
There is a new area in Vista called the Network and Sharing Center (or something like that). Search for that...inside there is a bulleted list of whats active or not in your sharing system.

Check to make sure "password protected sharing" or something similar isn't turned on, it was on my Vista Biz install by default, once I turned the password feature off I could see my shared drive\

Here is a shot of the Network and Sharing section (note that password protected is ON by default) :

Here is a better step-by-step :

Sharing Files and Printers in VISTA
 

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I have a desktop with Windows XP SP2 and my laptop has Vista Home Primium 64 bit. I have Norton Internet security 2008 installed on each computer. I managed to get my desktop to show on the network map in vista, but I cannot connect to my shared folders on my desktop. In my desktop, it will not see my laptop in Network places. I have both firewalls turned off, but still nothing. I have file and print sharing turned on in each computer. Both computers are set to the same workgroup. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Xp/vista File Sharing

Have you read this document and made the necessary changes?File and Printer Sharing in Windows VistaPay attention to the Password Sharing section further down the page. Also verify that your workgroups are the same, that you have file sharing enabled on Vista, and that the folder in question is actually shared. Also verify that the same userid and password is defined on both systems and that user has access to the shared folder.

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i have 2 comps, one runs vista and the other runs XP.
to save myself down loading all my game files agian i'm transfering them from my xp machine to the vista. but some will open and some wont.

eg: COD2 files transfered and ran with out prob, but guild wars wouldnt run at all. is there a general rule of thumb that i can use to get around this??
 

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Hi guys, i'm having problems sharing files and folders between my laptop and main pc, both are running vista, i've enabled file sharing on the two, my laptop picks up the folders, but wont let me open them. I have another pc running XP and vista lets me access the files on XP fine. I've enabled full permissions on both PC and Laptop, so what am i doing wrong?

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I'm trying to share files, really an entire hard drive and a printer between two computers. For the application, I need to run a program from one computer on a laptop by remote.

All in all it should be pretty simple stuff. I share C, It appears in the network under the computer. I'm having a problem when trying to access the file by remote tho. I'm denied access and it gives me a box

"\\Computer1\C is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this network to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied"

I dont know how to enable access to the file from the other computer.

Help?
Thanks
-Scnd
 

Answer:File Sharing with Vista

I can only provide non-specifics since I don't have Vista here, but in XP I am pretty sure you are able to share AND require logon credentials (of some kind) in order to access certain items.

A few things to check:

1) On the hosting machine, the account that is attempting to share the hard drive and printer--is it Administrator, or a limited user of some type? Not sure if this matters, but can't hurt to check.
2) When connecting to the hosting machine from the remote machine does a logon/credentials page appear asking you to enter information? If so what info are you entering?
3) When using the "Sharing" tab, what options are you selecting to share the drive?

Hopefully this gets you going in the right direction. This past weekend I was able to get my uncle's laptop (Vista) and my aunt's laptop (XP Pro) to connect to their printer in their computer room (XP Pro). I know it's possible!


 

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I've finally managed to set up my xp - vista network but its still not quite right.

I can access the shared folders on the XP machine fine from the vista machine, but when i try to access the vista shared folders from the XP machine, i get asked for a user name and password, when i type in the username and password it just pops up again as if i typed it wrong. I've currently not got a password set on the vista machine but i tried it with and it still didnt work

Its set to private network, and file sharing and public folder sharing is on (password required). both the firewalls are set to allow file sharing.

anyone had this problem before and know how to fix it??
 

Answer:XP to Vista File Sharing

When I suggested "post a summary" I meant in the same thread.
 

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Hello all,

Here's the short story: File are on an XP Pro machine in a shared folder. There is a Vista laptop that will stay able to share for a short while, then will go back to not being able to access.

The full story: We have a network of about 10 computers. All of the computers use XP to access a file server running XP pro in order to use our database. No problems with those machines. We just got a Vista laptop. I set up the permissions on the file server and it was good to go. Loaded up the database and was all set. The next day, no good. So I resetup the permission, and again good to go. But, a day later, no good. Any ideas what the problem could be?

Thanks for any help,
Curtis
 

Answer:File Sharing Across Vista/XP

Well, you do realize that XP-Pro has a limit of 10 connections for file/print sharing, right? Could you be running into that limitation?
 

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Question: Vista File Sharing

I couldn't decide whether this was appropriate for Networking & Security or here...

I have a file server at home that is running Vista. My main pc is running the Windows 7 RC currently. How can I properly set up file sharing from my Vista server so that I don't get an authentication prompt when accessing the files?

I have googled this a decent amount and couldn't get any solution to really work. I tried creating the same account with the same password on both boxes, and that didnt work. I don't have a domain, so I can't set account permissions for a different computer. What is the proper way to do this? Is it possible?

Also, any time I hibernate and resume my main pc, I have to reconnect and re authenticate to the file server. Quite annoying. Thanks.
 

Answer:Vista File Sharing

The easiest way is to have matching accounts with the same passwords on both boxes, then just share the folder from the Vista machine and give that account appropriate access. You're probably missing that last step.
 

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Ok, so I've got Vista Business, the wifey has XP Pro, and the new laptop has Vista Basic. I can access my wife's whole HDD with no problems, from my PC or the laptop. But, no matter what I do, I can't gain access to either Vista computer, from any of the other computers. I can see them on the network, connect to them, but it always says Access is Denied when I try to access a folder or map a drive. I've got Network Discovery on, File Sharing, Public Folder sharing, and Media Sharing all on, on both Vista PCs. Just need to get it running smoothly.
 

Answer:File sharing on Vista...

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I have four networked computers, three of them run Vista and the fourth runs XP Pro.

I can see every Vista computer on each Vista computer, but cannot access them. File sharing is enabled on all of them. The XP computer does not show up in the network places window on any of the Vista computer, nor does it's IP address show up on my IP scanner.

The XP computer can see one of the Vista computers (not all), and it, too, has sharing enabled.

Three of the computers, two of my Vista computers & my XP computer, run Kaspersky IS 2009. The third still runs a trial version of NAV 2009. My router is a DLink XTreme N Gigabit router.

I was told that this problem stems from firewall configurations, or lack thereof, on each computer. I am unsure as how to rectify it.

I would like to be able to access data between all of the computers.

Answer:File Sharing Between XP/Vista

Please close...

I got file sharing to work...

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Have 3 PCs (A. vista laptop, B. win 7 laptop and C. xp pro sp3 desktop) networked....A can file share (browse) on B...B can file share (browse) on A....C can file share (browse) on both A and B....neither A nor B can browse on C...errmsg is that \\C is not accessible...might not have permission...etc "Logon Failure:the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"

Any thoughts on how to solve this problem?

Thanks

Answer:File Sharing Win 7/Vista/XP

I have got the same problem i can see and access the files on win XP but i cannot access files from win 7..... more I can only access one folder Users...

Plz help

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We have Vista Home Premium and a five year XP and can print from either computers on to an Epson R300 but have not been able to share files between them. My husband is convinced it is not possible as they are not compatible. I know some software cannot be transferred, but we are thinking on the lines of documents and photgraphs.When I read that Vista makes networking so easy, we are wondering where we are going wrong.If you can help, please make it easy in explanation. When I read some of the replies I just cannot always understand the terminolgy used.

Answer:File sharing between Vista and XP

This is how it is done. click here for some people however it does not work and there is a suggestion that the service pack due in the spring of 2008 will sort things out. I can share files between my Vista and XP machines.

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i have 2 comps, one runs vista and the other runs XP.
to save myself down loading all my game files agian i'm transfering them from my xp machine to the vista. but some will open and some wont.

eg: COD2 files transfered and ran with out prob, but guild wars wouldnt run at all. is there a general rule of thumb that i can use to get around this??
 

Answer:file sharing from xp to vista

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Question: Vista File Sharing

I am running Vista x64 on my desktop and have a laptop running XP. From the XP machine I am unable to ping the Vista PC, hence I am unable to access files. From Vista I am able to ping XP and can access all shared files but not the other way around.

The Vista PC is connected directly to my Linksys router. My XP laptop connects wireless. The interesting aspect is my router is 192.168.1.1 with a DHCP range from .100-.150, my XP laptop is 192.168.1.101 and my Vista PC is 192.168.123.200.

I am not sure how my Vista PC is on a different subnet outside of the DHCP range. I think is the main problem yet the Vista PC can see the XP machine. Both computers have no problems connecting to the internet. I have turned off all firewalls but still have had no success.

The Vista PC is a new Dell Studio XPS which was simply plugged into the network and was connected to the internet with no configuration. File and printer sharing have been enabled and it set on a private network. Both PCs are in the same workgroup.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Vista File Sharing

You need to allow the IP's through your firewall, Your need to setup your IP address's like this XP laptop: 192.168.1.101, Vista PC: 192.168.1.102 and allow 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.103 other wise if you don't allow the the number one up/down from the range the IP 's will be blocked and you wont be able to ping.

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Hi, I have a custom built desktop machine running XP SP2 connected to this machine is my printer, wireless router and cable modem. I just bought a new laptop with vista home premium and there is another XP laptop on the network... both of these are connected wirelessly.

with XP firewall running:

Vista can see all the machines on the network but when I try to access the XP desktop's shared folders it says it cant access the machine, check the spelling of the name and make sure its connected. I can however access the XP laptop's shared folders and I can also get access to the vista laptop from both the XP machines. Vista machine cant see the printer either.

XP laptop cant access the desktop shared folders or printer either.


Without XP firewall running:

everything is tickety boo!! music and photo shared folders can be accessed from all machines by all machines.

This makes me think its the desktop firewall settings but I cant for the life of me find where its wrong or what I need to be changing.... firewall settings have exceptions for file and printer sharing allowed.

I guess the obvious solution is just to turn the xp firewall off but im not sure how good the router firewall is on its own - its a belkin wireless pre N router.

ANY help or assistance would be greatly appreciated as my head hurts trying to figure it out!
 

Answer:File Sharing between vista and XP

Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings, http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html

As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is allowed to be shared.

Vista File and Printer Sharing- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx

Basic XP - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx

Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040

Printer Sharing XP - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx

Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357

Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
 

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Hi all

I have 2 machines, 1 with Vista and the other with XP

I have just set up an ad-hoc network on my vista machine and connected both machines to it.

I can see the computers on both workgroups, however i can not access them. When i double click on the XP machine (in workgroup computers) it comes up with a user name and password panel. Neither of my computers have passwords so i have no idea what the user name or password would be.

Any suggestions????
 

Answer:Vista to XP file sharing (AD HOC)

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http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?p=225903

Came across this forum, but that didn't solve my problem. Wondering how to share files, most importantly recorded TV shows from my vista based HTPC to a few Macs that I have in the house. I had this working previously in MCE2K5 but am having trouble with RC1. Specifically, on the Mac side I can see my HTPC in the "Network" section, but when I try to connect, it says "The alias 'mycompname' could not be opened, because the origional item cannot be found"

Anyone have this working yet?
 

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I have vista home edition and I keep turning off file sharing and everytime I turn my computer back on the next day the file sharing has been re enabled.. why is this and how do I stop it.. thanks..
 

Answer:file sharing in vista

When you say you turn off file sharing....do you mean Simple File Sharing?
 

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I just purchased a new Toshiba laptop. It is 64 bit with Vista Home Premium.
Desktop is Compaq with XP. Connection between the two is cable direct connect through a Linksys router. Occasionally I do go wireless. Its a very simple network and its doesn't require any security since i am the only person that uses both computers.

Toshiba can read and write files on Compaq.

Compaq can see the Toshiba in its network places but when I double-click on it, I get a request for a username and password which I do not know what to respond to since I have no passwords set on the Toshiba.

I've set sharing on Toshiba C-drive and even turned off the Windows Firewall.

How do I turn the password prompt off or at least know what to respond.

Thank you to anyone who can help or point me in the right direction.

Alan

Answer:File Sharing Between XP and Vista

alan

I suspect you are using homegroup. when homegroup is set up it generates a password. thats probably what it is looking for. If you dont remember it you can go into homegroup and generate a new one or change it

Hope this helps

Ken

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Hi.

I am trying to share files between Vista and XP .. My Other Xp laptop detects the XP laptop.. but my Vista PC cant discovery my Xp Laptop .. Help Plz.. Done everything lol
 

Answer:File Sharing Vista XP

Are you trying to share wired to wired. or wireless to wired? I know it is possible to share wired to wireless from Vista to XP, just some certain settings that need to be changed.

Are you able to see anything under the Workgroup? Are you getting any errors?
 

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not going to bore anyone with the perverbial vista sux etc. it suffices to say that it is bad code and that microsoft doesnt have to worry about anyone copying it since it doesnt work and noone wants it.
for us out here in the trenches who have to support it because people had it shoved down their throats when they bought it during a period, it is a real nusience hopefully, like millenium, short lived.
in a small business where someone bought a vista computer and others have xp, the problems with it's file sharing are to the point to where im simply going to recomend that the vista machine be upgraded to windows 7 business so that the xp machines who save files to the shared folder can at least see the files after saving them. that's right. that's how bad it is.
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Hi,

I recently bought a toshiba satelitte with vista and ive got a p4 xp desktop computer.

Ive hooked the desktop up to a wireless (built in modem) belkin router.. Ive got wireless internet on the laptop and everything.

But what i want to know is how do i share files between the two, i cant see each computer on the network?

How do i share files between a vista pc and a xp pc?

Help Please?

Answer:File sharing between xp and vista

The secret is that both machines have to have the same Home Network name. By default, XP is MSHOME and Vista is WORKGROUP.

Run Home Network Wizard on both machines changing XP's default to WORKGROUP and they should connect right up.

Good Luck

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I have looked through threads and tried several things with no success. I am now able to see the XP computer on the vista network map if the XP computer is connected through the Local Area Connection, however I cannot go into the XP computer to get to the shared files. The vista computer is connected to the network through a wireless connection. I installed the LLDT update, added the XP computer in the trusted control of norton on vista, I am able to ping both computers. Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:XP and Vista File Sharing

The LLDT update has nothing to do with actual networking, it just allows XP to show up in the Vista/Win7 network map, strictly eye candy.
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Con... Read more

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Hi all,
Had vista for 3 days now and finally got my xp desktop to read files from my vista laptop. However, I still can not get the laptop to access files on the desktop and get the message that my pc is not accessible and I might not have permision to use this network resource. I have played around with private and public settings etc. to no avail. From another thread here, someone else with a similar problem was advised to make the subnet mask 255.255.255.0, which worked for him as my networking experience is very limited could somebody advise me if this would help in my case and also how would I go about it.
Finally, I should point out that my laptop / vista IS showing up on the network map and I can access media files. Any help would really be appreciated
 

Answer:Vista & Xp file sharing

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I have just bought a new laptop which is running Vista - my first experience of vista - and am having trouble getting file sharing to work so I can get all my photos and music from my old desktop running XP Home. I have turned off my firewalls in case this was the problem, made sure file sharing is turned on, made sure the workgroup is the same.

The problem is that my Vista laptop cant find any computers in the workgroup. I am able to find my vista laptop from my XP desktop though. I have made sure I have turned on Network Discovery on Vista also.

Any idea what I need to do? I dont really want to have to put everything onto DVDs to transfer...

Answer:File sharing from vista to XP

Slight update to this:

I have now managed to make sure that both computers can ping between each other, but have now noticed that the desktop is not recognising the laptop in my network places as one of the workgroup computers....

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I know this topic has been posted on before, but my situation is unusual.

I have just installed office 2007 on my new vista pc which is replacing an old xp pc and attached to the same network as before. The shared files are hosted on my existing xp pc. Now here's the thing: the network works. I can view and open files on the network from either pc. But, once I save a change to a office 2007 document and close it, I can't open it again. I get the error message that the file is in use or that I don't have permission. And it's not in use and I do have permission because it was just open. If I restart the vista pc, it will allow me to open the file again, but once I save it it's the same problem and it won't open. And office is set to save files in the office 97-2003 format because the xp pc has office 2003. But it shouldn't be an issue because the files will open - ONCE!

Also, on the vista pc when i click on to the network, it takes a long time for all the files to load or be accessible - even though it's only about 5 gigs of mostly word docs. It was instantaneous on my old xp pc which had an ancient usb wireless b 11/mbs adapter and the new pc has a wireless g. Internet is lightning fast, but net work access is slow and unreliable.

So, can anyone out there help me?

Thanks in advance
 

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Question: Vista File Sharing

Hi all

I have set up file sharing on my home network, i have 2 external hard disks that i am wanting to share over the network. currently the way it is set up a username and password of the vista computer (with externals attached) have to be entered to see the files. this is good for one of the hard disks but i am wanting the second hard disk to allow everyone to see the files with out having to know the username and password.

is there a way of doing this with the advanced sharing options?

Thanks

JPLamb
 

Answer:Vista File Sharing

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I am having problems accessing files shared on my home network between my XP desktop and my Vista laptop. Both computers can see each other through the network and I can access files from the XP computer through the Vista laptop without any problems. The problem I'm having is that I can't access files from the Vista laptop through my XP desktop because it says I don't have permission and that I need to contact my system administrator. I've tried searching everything I can think of in order to give my desktop permission to access my files on my laptop but can't seem to find a place to setup a user account. I could sure use some help. Thanks.
 

Answer:File Sharing Problems between XP and Vista

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When I turn on or reboot my Laptop for some reason Vista file and print sharing is turned off and my other computers cannot access/see my laptop. In Network and Sharing Center it reports that file sharing is turned on. I have to go to Network Connections then Wireless Network Connections and chose properties and then reselect "File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks." Only then will my other computers recognize/see my laptop. I have to do this each and every time I turn on my laptop or reboot. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ken
 

Answer:Vista File and Print Sharing

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I have a desktop computer running windows xp pro sp3 on a workgroup with a wireless laptop running vista home premium. I have gotten the vista network map to recognize the desktop but I can't get the laptop to see files on the desktop or the printers that I want to share. Interrestingly enough, I can see the files and printers from the vista laptop from the desktop but not the other way around. My goal is to be able to turn on my laptop and have it print to the printer that is attached to the desktop that is hard wired through ethernet to the router. I have verison fios which has a combined modem and wireless router.
 

Answer:XP and Vista Print/File Sharing

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The wireless network is up and running, and both computers can "see" the other one. I can also view from the Vista the files on my XP. However, the opposite does not work. Although the notebook shows up on My Network Places, when I double click on it I get a "permission denied" message. This is despite the fact that I have declared the folders on my notebook to be readable by Everyone.The only folders that I can open are the Shared ones.

Answer:File sharing between Vista notebook and XP pc

I have responded to the thread you added to with a link that helped me resolve your issue

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I have turned on network discovery, have turned off the password, and turned on file and printer sharing on the windows 7 computer. When I go to networks and sharing I can see the computers from both sides. When on the windows 7 computer I can access the files from the vista 64 computer. When on the vista 64 computer I can see the windows 7 computer in network places but when I click on it a box comes up asking for a username and password. I set it up about a week ago and it was working fine. I shared the printer and everything. All of the sudden I want to print something today and it wouldn't print. I go into network places and try to access the windows 7 and that box comes up. Never had the password box before. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thank you guys for your time.
 

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Long time listener, first time caller...

I have a Vista 32bit Ultimate machine, on which all of the computers on my home network (all running XP) can access, change, and otherwise manipulate the Public folder without any problem.

On this machine, I am also attempting to share a folder in my personal directory. Let's call this "X". From all the other machines in my network, I can log in (using the username/password on my Vista machine) and read the contents of X, and navigate to all its subfolders. However, I can't open any file, nor create or delete any files.

Seems simple, right? Except I've read a few dozen threads and blogs and still can't find the solution. Yes, I've:
o Disabled the firewall on the Vista machine
o Ensured that the folder is shared, AND...
o ...separately set permissions on the folder and all its subfolders to allow full CRUD access
o Tried with machines in the same workgroup and different workgroups
o Tried with machines that have the same un/pw, same un but different pw, and totally different usernames
o Ensured that the security/sharing settings on folder "X" match that of the Public folder (at least for the users Administrators, Everyone, and my personal account)
o Verified that the folder is indeed shared in Network And Sharing Center

...and pretty much all the other routine stuff. I'm really at a loss and would appreciate any advice.

One other oddity that may or may not be relevant: whenever I attempt to share the folder... Read more

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I am having a similar problem and I read a bunch of the threads here, followed some guides and other sites with tuts. It seems no matter what I do, I just cant get this computer to view computers at all! (vista business)

At least if it was showing them I could tweak if the permissions allowed or not. I made sure in my services that they are on I "might" of missed some not sure. Think anyone could help me with this? I am trying to get a XP computer to see mine. It won't show up in the network.

Yes the workgroups are the same, yes I got security set to everyone, yes file and print sharing is on and installed, Client for microsoft is installed also, private network as well.

I also enabled the needed things in windows firewall settings.
 

Answer:Vista and XP File Sharing Issue

Read the post VERY carefully. There are two sets of permissions that need to be enabled.
 

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Guys, firstly apologies for starting a new thread so similar to many others, but I have been Googling this problem for days and none of the solutions I've found so far have solved my problem.

The problem is this:-

I recently bought a HP Pavilion DV6317ea laptop with Vista on it, to add to our home network. The network has always worked fine, and has been used to flawlessly share files between the two wired PCs and one wireless laptop for some time.

After a small amount of fiddling, as I haven't tried to use Vista before, I managed to get the new laptop to behave as well as the others when connected via the ethernet port. When connected wirelessly however, whilst the laptop can access the internet fine, I am having issues using file sharing that are subtly different to most.

I can see my XP PC in explorer, and on the network map, and when I expand it I can see the various share directories I have on it. As soon as I go deep enough into any of the shares that there are more than a couple of files/folder, or try to open a file of any size however, the network hangs. After a while I get one of varying messages along the lines of:-

- "The specified network name is no longer available"
- "the specified network path does not exist"
- "the network name is in use. Cannot reconnect"

The only time I get successful file sharing when using the wireless connection is when connecting to the other laptop, which is also connected wirelessly. Then ... Read more

Answer:Another Vista/XP File Sharing Issue

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alright so I have set up file sharing on both computers and have ran into a bit of a stalemate. For one reason or another, my computer running XP can connect/view/access the shared files on my Vista computer, but the Vista computer cannot access the XP Home. The Vista can communicate with the XP home computer, and recognizes its presence on the network, however, when I try to connect to the XP computer through the Vista computer, I get a logon request for a user name and password. I am wondering if any of you have had similar problems like this, and what the solution would be. Yes, I have an "everyone" permission set to the shared folder on the XP computer that I am trying to access. Let me know if any of you can help me out or if you need any more information.
 

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Hello! I am new to this forum...so I'm not used to your rules and all..I had a quick look over the posting rules before making this thread...so if i've broken any basic rules then i'm sorry as it wasn't my intention.

So anyway. I live at home with my parents and my little brother. We have three desktops...2 Macs and a windows vista...my brother has a windows vista laptop, my mum has a Macbook laptop and for Christmas I got a windows 7 laptop!

But that's not all that relevant because all I am really interested in is setting up file sharing between my old vista desktop and my new windows 7 laptop, so I can transfer my music, etc across. (I know that I could easily do this by other methods but I want filesharing set up for the future).

Both computers are wirelessly connected to a Netgear router.

Initially i tried fiddling around with various network settings and I've managed to get the two computers to recognise each other...and they can access the 'public' folder. I tried fiddling with advanced sharing to let them access other folders which appear as shared folders, but when i tried to access them from the other computer i was denied access.

I want to be able to completely read and write all files in the C drive of each computer from the other.

Can someone give me a step by step guide on what you would do to be able to access all files on one computer from the other? (as though i hadn't set up any sharing at all and am only be... Read more

Answer:File Sharing between Windows 7 and Vista

Nothing wrong in your posting re rules
have you shared the drives you want to share
have a read here

Share files between windows 7 and vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/

How to share root drive in vista
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/guides-how-tos/1008-how-share-root-drive-under-vista.html

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/
 

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Hello, I am new here. Greetings to all. Here is my problem.

I have two networked PCs with clean installs of Windows Vista Home Basic. One is my primary office PC, the other belongs to my two kids. I log on as an administrator, they log on as standard users.

My question involves file sharing and permissions. What I want is to have full control of everything on their hard drive from my PC via the network. I set file sharing on their C drive and that seems to get most of the job done. What it will not allow me to do is write to or delete files from their respective user documents directory. I get a popup telling me I do not have authorization to do this.

I can see the files they have there, but I cant copy a file from my PC to thier user folder over the network. I can make a directory somwhere else on thier drive and add files to it, but I cannot write directly to thier user document folders.

Does anyone know how i can remedy this?

Thanks in advance
Paul

Answer:vista permissions and file sharing

Hi and welcome to TSF

Well, I do not know if this will fix it in Vista but it will fix in XP.

1. Go to Start Icon
2. Run
3. Type in " cmd "
4. At the command line type in " net use * \\(the pc's IP Address your trying to access)\c$ * /u:(A user account on the system) " then hit enter

5. It will ask you for a password hopefully; type in the password for the account you chose on the system (for choosing the account I recommend a Administrator because the power of the account you choose will be the power you have over the hard drive on that system)

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We have two desktops one running XP and one with Vista. Vista is wireless and goes online just fine but i'm trying to set up a network where the two computers can share the printer and files.

The workgroups have the same name and Vista is set to Private Network but when i open Network and Sharing on the Vista computer the XP computer doesn't show up.
Vista also has Network Discovery turned on.

Everything on the XP computer seems to be set correctly but nowhere does the Vista computer show up as part of a network.

We have Norton Security on both computers.
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Trouble file sharing between XP and Vista

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Good morning,

I have a problem for a while now and final know what the cause is but not the solution (yet )

So, I have a windows 7 PC with a shared folder, I can access this from my Win xp without any problems.
But when the Win Vista access the same folder (think it is even any folder on the seven machine) the xp got thrown of the share (I can't access any files any more on the seven machine).
Then it takes a while (20 minutes plus) before the xp can access the 7 machine again.

Any ideas what can be the problem ?

Kind regards,

Nactive

Answer:Problems with file sharing between 7 - xp and vista

You might have it set to share to only one user at a time max. Make it 2 if this is the case.

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I have a functioning wireless network linking a Vista laptop with an XP desktop pc. From my laptop I can "see" and access the public files on my pc. But on the pc, although I can see the laptop documents file, I get an access denied message when I click on it. According to the Share settings on the laptop, the file can be read by Anyone :-)

Answer:File sharing on wireless nwk with XP and Vista

You have to make Everyone, not Anyone, appear in the Security Tab, viz. In Computer, go to the drive or folder, right-click it > Properties > Security Tab > Edit > Add then type ?Everyone? (not the quotes) and below it select your preferences, e.g. Read or Full Control. Now Apply, OK etc. to finish.If it?s still not sharing, make sure in Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center you have Password Protected Sharing ticked as ?off?. Also, make sure Network Discovery and File Sharing are both ?on?.

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I am having difficulty sharing accessing my XP file shares from my Vista laptop. (I can access the Vista files shares without a problem). Both computers are connected to the same network and have IPs 192.168.2.X, and are both in the WORKGROUP workgroup. I can ping the XP PC from Vista, just cannot access files. Guest account is enabled and firewall temporarily turned off. Any suggestions? I have the same admin logon and password for both computers and am logged on as admin on both.

Answer:Vista-XP Network File Sharing

**IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH ACCESSING AND EDITING THE REGISTRY**Check this out - navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsalook for a DWORD "restrictanonymous" and see what the value is. If it is anything other than 0 (zero), right click the DWORD, select MODIFY and change the decimal value to 0 (zero).A word of warning, there is a DWORD "restictanonymoussam" just below the one you want - DO NOT change this.Close regedit and reboot the computer.

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File Sharing from Vista on a network
I have set up a wireless home network using ADSL with the following components:

TrendNet TEW- 432 BRP Wireless Router Hard

Dell Desktop with Windows XP OS (Sevice Pack 3) wired to the router

IMac desktop with Leopard 10.5.7 OS

Compaq Presario Notebook with Vista Home Premium OS

I am able to share any folders or files from the Public Folder on the Vista machine with the other 2 computers on the network. If I create a new folder or sub folder anywhere but in the Public Folder I am unable to share it on either the iMac or the Dell. The error message is the following:

\\Brian-notebook\ new folder 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 permissions

Since I am the administrator of the network I am at a loss as to what the problem can be. I have allowed permission for my name to access and change any files in the folder and I can see it in my network places. It is not a firewall problem since I can access any shared file in the Public folder. I have also elected to allow "Guest" to access this folder.

Any help in resolving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Herc
 

Answer:Solved: File Sharing with Vista

Are you password protecting the folders?
If not, you need to turn off password protection.
Have you right clicked the folder, click properties, and set up sharing?

More help here:http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/vista/Vista_network_options.shtml

moper
 

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I have set up a wireless network comprising an XP desktop and a Vista Laptop (Home Premium) via a BT home hub. I can access and open files on the laptop from the XP machine, but when I try this the other way around (Vista to XP) I get the message: \\(XP computer name)\(Folder name) 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 permissions.Not enough server storage is available to proces this command.I think I must be overlooking something very obvious, but I have no hair left to tear out!!!!Any/all help gratefully received. Cheers

Answer:File Sharing problems with Vista and XP

Under control panel on the Vista machine, click network and internet, then network and sharing center. Turn file sharing on, turn public folder sharing on, turn password protected sharing off.Good luck.

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Any one know how to enable simple file sharing on Vista? Not looking for security just want a simple file share network between my computers behind a router. Vista keeps asking me for a username and password unless each computer is access controlled. Really really annoying.
 

Answer:Vista simple file sharing

Don't know abt Vista but cant you declare a shared folder on each machine and make it public? OR add yr login/user to all machines
 

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I have two PC's that I am trying to file share b/w. One is running VIsta Ultimate and is called Craig-PC, and the other is running Home Premium and called Cap2587. I can view the User Folder(desktop, documents, downloads, music etc) in the Computer with Home Premium (Cap2587). However when I try and view the User folder in Craig-PC I am unable to view the folder's. I think it has something to do with the AppDate folder in the Ultimate PC blocking me viewing this folder. Why doesn't the Home premium have this AppData folder in the User folder like Ultimate. I tried to move the AppData folder, but didn't have any luck. Any Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:File Sharing problems with Vista

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I noticed that I couldn’t access any of the network shares on one of my Vista64 boxes. When I browsed to the box all I could see shared was the shared network printer.

When I went to the computer in question, and went to one of the folders that was supposed to be shared (all on the root of the drive) went to properties then the sharing tab, the default share bubble was grayed out, only the “advanced sharing” options were available. I thought that was odd as I had never encountered that behavior before. I do have password protected sharing disabled, etc.

I noticed that for any folder on the root of the drive that the regular share options were grayed out as well.

Now this is where it gets really weird. As a test, I made a new folder on the desktop and tried to share it. The default share options were available so I shared it and then added “everyone” as a “reader”.

When I went to my XP box to see if I could access it over the network, I was surprised to find a share, not the folder I had shared on the desktop, but that the “Users” folder had now been shared. I’d guess this is because the Users folder is the root of the desktop folder, but why would sharing a folder on the desktop cause the entire users folder to become shared?!? Something is seriously messed up here…

I repeated the process several times from other folders and each time it was the same.

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I figured this should be in Software because I blame the software for this problem, not the network itself since I have no problems with it.

I've tried googleing and searching these forums and surprisingly didn't find much info on this.

The intent: To share files and folders from an external HD hooked up to my XP PRO laptop (E-SATA/USB) across a wireless 802.11G network with Vista and XP PCs on it.

The problem: I have the External HD hooked up to my laptop with XP Pro via E-SATA (and tried USB) and can seamlessly share all my content with other XP users on my wireless network. But when any Vista users attempt to access my share, they see all of my shared folders, but when they try to open one up, Vista hangs for a minute, then give a file permissions error.

Attempted solutions:

- Disabling all Firewalls and Anti-Virus (which shouldn't affect it).
- Making port and IP exceptions in the Fire-walls.
- Changing the network authentication method of Vista to NTLMv1 through the registry because Vista is gay enough to NOT have a "local security policy" in the Administrative Tools (at least on Home and Premium versions).
- Setting "share" and "security" permissions to allow "Everyone" full control on the shared folders (simple file sharing turned off)
- Making sure file and media sharing are turned on on Vista PCs.
- Putting all PCs in the same workgroup
- Sending hate mail to M$

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Answer:Network File Sharing between Vista and XP

Hi

Its likey you need to install LLTD Network Responder http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...1D-EE46-481E-BA11-37F485FA34EA&displaylang=en on the XP machines for the Vista users to be able to connect properly, they will see the other PCs in the network in their network map but the connection line will be a broken dashed drawing over a constant line.


Sending hate mail to MS will ge you ignored by them, so gets you nowhere apart from make you feel fuzzy inside
 

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running across a LAN with file sharing enabled here. I have no administrator password set on my vista pc, so if i set password protect to true, what password is it actually using? and how could i change it. is it the same as the admin password?cheers

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I have a laptop running Vista home premium and a desktop PC with Win ME. I can "see" the laptop from the desktop but cannot connect to it. The other way round is fine, from the laptop I can see the folders and files on the desktop PC, open them etc. I am guessing that the issue is one of share settings? This is set to "everyone" with full access however.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I feel I am just missing something minor but fundamental!
 

Answer:File sharing on a Vista / ME network

For information on networking Vista, see:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm
 

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I have a new DELL XPS Laptop running Vista 64 bit Home Premium, and I'm able to connect to my ATT wireless okay and do email, browse, etc, but I'm having issues getting the file sharing to work. Seems I cannot view my workgroup computers. My wireless in built into the ATT modem which is a 2WIRE brand. I've called ATT support and they cannot fix it, I've configured the 2WIRE firewall for the laptop, still no go...

One thing I am getting when I try to click on, view workgroups in XP, is that it tells me workgroup is not accessible, and that I may not have permission to use this resource. Contact administrator...Well, I am the administrator. So I'm trying set the permissions again in my network but cannot find out how to get there. Also the laptop cannot see the main computer either.

Any ideas on this, and has anyone had the same problems when trying to file share Vista with XP? I had no problems when networking both my XP systems.

Summary: I can browse and do email from my new laptop going through the wireless connection, yet the ping test fails, and I cannot file share. Baffling isn't it?

Thanks

Answer:Vista & XP Home File Sharing

First off, I did follow all step by step instructions for setting Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit system, everything good...

I'm still hammering away here. And seemed to have found the problem...My AVG security systems was blocking me out. I went to the help section of AVG support online and I am attaching the link. Read carefully and follow the instructions. This again, is jus for AVG anti-virus users...I've been at this a week now off & on. There were some other minor issues, but after going through all the Vista checks, & XP I knew I had those correct.

Heres the link: AVG Antivirus and Security Software - FAQ

Also noteworthy is that if you are using ATT modem with built in 2WIRE819 router you ill also have to go in there and configure the network settings, plus all the other normal file sharing permissions...

Hope this will help.









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I have a new DELL XPS Laptop running Vista 64 bit Home Premium, and I'm able to connect to my ATT wireless okay and do email, browse, etc, but I'm having issues getting the file sharing to work. Seems I cannot view my workgroup computers. My wireless in built into the ATT modem which is a 2WIRE brand. I've called ATT support and they cannot fix it, I've configured the 2WIRE firewall for the laptop, still no go...

One thing I am getting when I try to click on, view workgroups in XP, is that it tells me workgroup is not accessible, and that I ma... Read more

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OK, I have a desktop PC running XP Media Center Edition and a notebook running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. The XP desktop is connected to a router (D-Link DI 624) via ethernet cable and Vista notebook is connected wirelessly. I also have a netwrok drive. I have installed a program called Network Magic as well in the hopes that it would help. Via network magic I can acess the network drive from both computers and share files and folders. I can print from Vista notebook (printer is a wired hook up to XP desktop PC). So, obviously network is working in general. In Network Magic I can see the shared folders in the XP from the Vista machine and vice versa but when I click on a shared folder on Vista machine nothing happens at all and on XP machine I get a "Shared Folder Not Available" message. SOunds like a simple permissions problem, right? Well, I have tried everything I can think of to share files. Workgroups are the same, sharing is turned on, programs have firewall permissions, etc. Here's a little oddness: None of the drives show up under usual network places (like "View Computers or Devices" or View Workgroup computers" including the network drive. I can only access the network drive through Network Magic - Network Map - right click and then "Browes Shares". The ony items that show up under workgroup computers are the computer itself and, in the case of the Vista, the router. To top all this off, I had itt all working perfectly before and I... Read more

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