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Windows 7 will not connect to shared Win XP computers

I have a numbver of computers that all run Win XP Pro.   I purchased a new laptop running Windows 7.   All the XP machines can share  files but the Win 7 will not see the shares and the XP machines cannot see the Win 7 machine.   They are all in the same workgroup.
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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/

By the way, what version of Windows 7 are you using?  (Home, Pro, Ultimate, etc.)
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DaeltCommented:
look at this tutorial and follow step by step, you should have no trouble :
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/
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DaeltCommented:
lol same answer at same time, you got it Lee ^^
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
Actually the Win 7 can see the Win XP files but when you go to Win XP computers and go to network places you can see the folders on the Win 7 computer.   But when you click on the folders they say something like You do not permisson to access this network.   Please talk to your administrator.  
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DaeltCommented:
Check the rights on the folders
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
When I go into Advanced setttings on teh folders, under permissions it says that "Everyone" has full control
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David11011Commented:
On the XP machine:
 1) go to Control panel > Folder Options
 2) Click the view tab and scroll down to the bottom
 3) Uncheck the Use Simple File Sharing checkbox and click OK

On windows 7 do the same thing. But instead of "Simple File Sharing" it will say "Use Sharing Wizard".

Then, like syssolut said, go to the folder on your XP machine that you are trying share out and give everyone full share permissions. right click > properties, click the sharing tab, then click the permissions button.
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
Using Win 7 Pro

I took my laptop and put it on the same workgroup.  I see the Win 7 laptop in question.  When I clcik on it it is asking for a user name and password.   The user on the laptop does not have to sign in with a username and password.  This is proabaly the reason for the win XP machines not being able to access the Win 7 laptop.
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
How  do I getr around this issue with teh user name and password?   In advanced settings, using password protction is turned off.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
You may have to have the same usernames and passwords on all machines that you want to have "see" each other on the network, even if logon doesn't need username and password.
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
So on the Windows 7 machine I need to create a user with password and then have to use this on the Win XP machines when I try to access the Win 7 shared folders?  
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madhusudhan000Commented:
Turn off the windows firewall first,try accessing windows 7 files from XP,Usually this works.If you have not configured any password on both systems..then do it at once.It would be troublesome to access either of the systems if you have not configured any password.Mostly this would be the issues.If you are still not able to do,try swapping the system i.e try to use sharing among different systems.In that way you can narrow down on the system causing the problem.

Best of Luck,
Madhu
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
None of these laptops/desktops have usernames with passwords.  This is in a Home office environment.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Well, at least you can try creating another user/password on both laptop and desktop to see if that corrects the problem.
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
Customer decided he wanted Windows XP like the others so he put XP on the machine and got rid of Win 7
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
Thanks for  the suggestions
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