Workgroup Filesharing Stopped Working with XP and Windows 7 Systems
I have a strange problem and I'm not sure what is going on. I have a home network with a workgroup set up. I have an XP Pro SP3 system that has most of my stuff on it. I have a Windows 7 Pro system that is on the same workgroup. It has a couple of drives mapped from the XP system.
In the past I was able to open up these drives on the Windows 7 system and see the files on the XP system. All of a sudden it has stopped working and I don't know why. When I click on the mapped drives it says "An error occurred while reconnecting M: to \\xpcomputer\Docs Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use. This connection has not been restored."
When I close that window there is another window behind it that says: "An error occurred while reconnecting M: to \\xpcomputer\Docs Microsoft Windows Network: The network path was not found. This connection has not been restored."
The IP addresses are correct. I have rebooted both in different order but that doesn't help. I'm not sure why it is acting this way or why it as quit working.