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Workgroup Filesharing Stopped Working with XP and Windows 7 Systems

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Hello all,

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.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

John
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