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I was wondering if anyone had instructions on how to file and printer share for two computers. One is running windows 7 and the other is running Windows XP SP3. My normal way of setting up file sharing is not working on her computers. If anyone has instructions or maybe a website I can go and read up on how to do it that would greatly help
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Hi,

Check the following Microsoft article about Sharing files and printers on the top right select the Windows version you are using to share the files and printer.
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Ok that particular website only tells me how to file share for the different versions. The problem my mother is having and I have to solve from 400km away is that she has one computer running Windows7 and one running Windows XP SP3 and going through the file sharing setup the way I have before with Windows XP, the Windows 7 machine doesn't accept the file sharing from the XP computer or doesn't recognize it
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Ok that particular website only tells me how to file share for the different versions. The problem my mother is having and I have to solve from 400km away is that she has one computer running Windows7 and one running Windows XP SP3 and going through the file sharing setup the way I have before with Windows XP, the Windows 7 machine doesn't accept the file sharing from the XP computer or doesn't recognize it


Can you describe exactly what happens if on the search box you type \\name_of_xp_machine\Share?

If the machines have the firewall enable make sure the file and pint sharing is enabled.

Edit: Replace Share with the name of the folder shared on the Windows XP Machine.

Edited by SleepyDude, 22 February 2014 - 06:11 AM.

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Ok going to have to get back to you on that one. I have to wait for my mother's computer to be available for remote access and go back and forth from her laptop to her desktop. I'll try that next time I log on and see what happens.
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Ok going to have to get back to you on that one. I have to wait for my mother's computer to be available for remote access and go back and forth from her laptop to her desktop. I'll try that next time I log on and see what happens.


Ok.
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Not sure what typing \\name_of_xp_machine\Share in a Command Prompt will do.

Did you mean net view \\name_of_xp_machine to see what shares are defined on that computer?
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Not sure what typing \\name_of_xp_machine\Share in a Command Prompt will do.

Did you mean net view \\name_of_xp_machine to see what shares are defined on that computer?

Hi,

The search box on Windows 7 will be equivalent to use the run box and type \\name_of_xp_machine\Share

If the XP machine is sharing a folder that should ask for a user password.

Editing my other post because I missed a little piece of information...
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