problem file sharing between windows7 and XP
Posted on 2011-03-22
I have a windows7 computer with a folder that I would like to share with an XP computer. I am using password-protected sharing because the homegroup feature is not available on the XP machine.
I have set up a standard user and password on both machines - username xxx and password yyy. I have made sure that password protected sharing is enabled in the Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center/Advanced sharing settings. I right-clicked on the folder, selected share with specific people and enter the username into the share list.
I can see the windows7 node in the explorer list on the XP machine and can access the public folder. However, when I try to access the other folder, I get a message saying it is not accessible and to contact the network administrator. Since the network administrator, is me, I'm turning to you.
Thanks in advance.