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Unable to Access Shared Folders (WIN 7 TO WINXP)

I recently added a windows 7 pc to our win xp workgroup, and I have been able to access shared folders on 2 of the 3 xp machines in the workgroup from the windows 7 pc.  I have the same workgroup name, I have the folder's shared, and don't know what else is not giving me permission to get to them?
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Matt VCommented:
Can you see the shares and just not access them?  Make sure you have the local user created on that machine.
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ups4539Author Commented:
i HAVE THE LOCAL USER ON ADDED. i CAN NOT SEE ALL THE SHARES
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Matt VCommented:
Is there some sort of firewall on the last PC that is blocking access to shares for the new box?
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alunaCommented:
Is the Guest account enabled in the server PC? If not, the client PC will ask for credentials when trying to access tha shared folders. Use the correct credential, that is, a local user of the server PC.

You may also need to specify the name of the PC in the credentials, when the client PC asks for username, type NAME_SERVER_PC\USERNAME and the correcponding pwd.
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ups4539Author Commented:
THERE IS A VPN ROUTER ON THE NETWORK,  BUT I CAN GET TO THE OTHER PC'S
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Matt VCommented:
Right, which is why I wondered if the firewall was enabled on that last PC.. maybe only allowing local network access and not the VPN subnet.
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ups4539Author Commented:
THE FIREWALL IS NOT ENABLED.
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Matt VCommented:
Is it running any anti-virus such as Norton that might be blocking it?

Can you ping that PC from the Windows 7 machine?  By name or by IP?
If so, can that machine ping the Windows 7 machine by name or IP?
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dufydCommented:
make sure you have file sharing and network discovery on in your connection settings on the windows 7 machine.
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
are the permissions on the xp folder correct ? run a command
\\yourxpmachine\foldershare
on win 7, post what it says
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ups4539Author Commented:
I ran the command, and it came back, network name can not be found.
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Matt VCommented:
What if you use the IP of the Windows 7 machine \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\fodlershare?
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ups4539Author Commented:
Same response, even though I can get to the other two xp machines. go figure.
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ups4539Author Commented:
I had to add "everyone" to the share
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HRLCommented:
Probably the fastest solution to this problem is add the same admin level user (e.g. admin1) to each xp machine and then add that user to Win7. using the Runas function you should be able to access any shared folder. This little trick makes the XP machines think that the local user (e.g. admin1) is accesing the share. Make certain that the local admin has the rights to access everything if you want to copy, save or write to the shared folders.
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ups4539Author Commented:
Thank you everyone!
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