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Win7 to XP Pro file share

I have 2 comptuers, XP Pro and Win7...
Same workgroup...same subnet...
Win7 network discovery, public file sharing and file printer sharing is turned on...

I created the same user account on each comptuer with the same password...

I want to transfer data from the XP Pro to the Win7...

I mapped a drive from XP to Win7...I can access that drive...
After I mapped the drive, I removed my passwords on both comptuers...

I cannot map a drive from the Win7 to XP...it asks for a password...so I re-entered my user passwords and it still asks for a
password, but won;t accept the pw...with either a pw or no pw...

From the XP box I have been able to move a very few files and one or two folders...but everything else I get an error...
"cannot create or replace %filename%...Access denied...make sure disk is not full or write protected"...

I'm new to Win7...a LOT I don;t know...but this is escaping all my logic...

thoughts???

BTW, from Win7 I mapped a drive to another computer, XP Pro,  and I can move data both ways no problem...
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Brian BIndependant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Make sure the security settings on the folder itself aren't stopping you. Check the folder properties.
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greyknight17Commented:
See below on how to access the Security tab in Windows 7 (basically identical to XP):

http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

Just make sure the user is added there with full control access so you will have read & write access to the shared folder.
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senadCommented:
'After I mapped the drive, I removed my passwords on both comptuers'
.....passwords must always be on both machines.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Here is a good tutorial to share files and printers between Windows 7 and Windows XP:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
stevem5000, any feedback?
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stevem5000Author Commented:
LeeTutor...Sorry...I'll be working on it today...
I've read thru the 2 links above...all makes sense, and it seems to be about what i have right now...

But I'm going to start all over and take it a step at a time and see if I can find where I went off track...

Thanx for staying with me...
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stevem5000Author Commented:
Ok...I'm working...

I'm copying from my XPPro to Win7 with no issues at all...

I  made no changes since Lee Tutors post...but I went thru your link to make sure I was set up correctly...I was...

Where I think I made my mistake...when I set passwords for the account on XP and Win7...I don;t recall loging
off and back on...I think I just set a pw and that's all...

So, if that's correct, then the 2 computers never established a "trust relationship"...so, I couldn't copy any files back and forth...

As far as security settings on the various folders...the accounts on each computer are admin accounts, the account names were identical, and the pw's were identical...and since this is a home system, I created all files and folders and I am the only user...it seems to me that all folders would be Admin Full Control...whether you are looking at them from the XP side or the Win7 side...

Bottom line...I'm working...
thanx for all  your comments and assistance...
Steve
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Brian BIndependant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Glad to hear it worked out.

Just FYI By default shares are set to everyone read-only. Folders generally inherit the permissions of the folder they were created in.

Please don't forget to close the question by assigning points to whoever you think assisted you with finding your answer.
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stevem5000Author Commented:
Just got the abandoned email, thought I had closed and tossed out points...

Thanx for the reminder....
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