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Cant access Windows 7 share from Windows XP computers

Hi - I have a Windows 7 Pro PC acting as a server, and i have 2 Win XP PCs that when i try to access the share, it gives the message "Server is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions" - I have shared the folder on the Win 7 machine to EVERYONE, and have disabled password protected sharing, and have even temporarily shut off the firewall to see if that did anything, and it didnt. I can access the share from Win 7 computers just fine, but not the XP computers. Any help would be appreciated.
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I tried that - still doesn't work.
Agree with the above. Also in addition to sharing to Everyone, you should not disable password protected sharing. Rather all machines should have user names and passwords and that setting should be enabled.

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Yes - it worked - i realized i needed to log into the Windows 7 machine as these users first before accessing  - thank you!