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FIle sharing issue between linux and windows 7

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I have 3 machines , 2 physical running windows 7 (we'll say winA and winB) and 1 vmware image running centOS (call it linuxC).

I'm tyring to use file sharing between the linux box and the 2 windows boxes. linux C can read files from winA  but not winB. When I try to access winB I get the error

"The folder contents could not be displayed.
Sorry, couldn't display all the contents of "Windows Network: ollie-pc"."

WinA and WinB are also able to share files between each other with no problem.

I'm using bridged networking for LinuxC.
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Well I just added the host and ip to /etc/hosts and I no longer get the error message but now it prompts me for username/password, and I'm entering what I know is a valid username/password but it won' t accept it.

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I thought it might be an NTFS issue but both winA and winB are formatted with NTFS.
are NTFS and NFS permissions equal in the shared resources of WINA and WINB? If not make WINB shared files have the same permissions as WINA.

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I went over the permissions again just to be certain and it looks to me like they are set up the same in both machines.

I wonder maybe if the hyphen in the hostname ollie-pc might be causing problems.

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Just tried renaming the server without a hypen - problem still there.

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Made sure "Shared Folders" was enabled in the vm settings and the folder I'm tyring to access is specified in there too.

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Went through all the settings mentioned in this link:

http://www.home-network-help.com/simple-file-sharing.html

but still no.

I probably would've already moved on to a workaround but it's killing me that it works with another machine that appears to be configured in an identical manner.
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That worked for me, thanks.

Still curious though that it wouldn't work from gnome.
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Maybe gnome only supports smb?
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