Windows networking WORKGROUP XP-W7

I have a laptop XP and a tower W7, connected via ethernet.
XP can see W7 machine

1. how can i get   the W7 machine  to see the XP laptop?

2. On the XP laptop, i can see and COPY to/from ONLY ONE disk (of serveral on W7).  All the sharing settings on the other disks on W7 look identical to the one disk on W7 that IS accessible.   How can i debug  "Access Denied"
i.e., one disk works, the others have access denied from the laptop


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Dale HarrisProfessional Services EngineerCommented:
Make sure they are both in the same workgroup, and put an account on each one with the same exact user name and password with administrator rights.

That should allow your computers talk easier.


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go to the disk management and check whether it is enabled or not
Dale HarrisProfessional Services EngineerCommented:
Besides sharing being the same, is the Security the same?

Security tab on properties, add LOCALCOMPUTER\ADMINISTRATOR or whatever account locally administers your computer.

Then from the XP Laptop, in the run box, type in:

or d$

or f$

Whatever is showing up as drive letters of the drives you want to access.


Dale Harris
willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
thanks all
willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
your comments led to my adding "Everyone" in the cases of the disks that didn't work.

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