Windows 7 Home Premium Networking Issue
Posted on 2014-04-10
I have a Windows 8 computer that has a folder on it that other computer on the workgroup access data from.
The folder location is \\users\name1\documents\company files
The mapping on the other computers that are accessing the folder is \\computername\users\name1\documents\company files
The other computers that access it is Windows XP Professional & when ever they click on the Z: drive, it prompts them for a password the first time when they access it. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium computer that is having issues accessing this folder. It is in the same workgroup, & I can PING the Win 8 computer. When I map the drive I get prompted for a password but when I type it in, it says it is the incorrect password...but I am using the same username & password the other computers are using & it works for them. When I type in the username, what do I put in for domain? Do I type in WORKGROUP\USERNAME or SERVERNAMETHEFOLDERISON\USERNAME or the bigger question is, will Windows 7 Home Premium even connect to this share? The firewall is off on both computers...Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to log in when prompted for the username & password? When I try to browse the network I do see the Windows 8 comoputer & when I click it, I get the following error message:
"You do not have permission to access \\COMPUTERNAME. Contact your network admin to request access"
Is there a setting on the Win 8 computer I need to add this new Win 7 to so it will be able to access the file share?