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Cannot share between Vista and Xp

  • Desktops
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
January 10, 2008 9:45:38 PM

I have a New Vista Laptop and a xp desktop. They can ping each other, can see each other in network places, but cannot open each others folders, get the access denied error. I have file and print sharing enabled, same workgroup, been through the norton firewall settings and enabled everything (on the desktop only), download the LLTD update for XP. I have run out of ideas. Please help

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January 11, 2008 4:21:16 PM

Have you shared any folders or drives on each pc?
January 11, 2008 7:08:32 PM

Are the share permissions open enough? I mean, is it set to allow "Everyone" access or is it by account basis?
January 12, 2008 5:11:55 AM

I am sharing music folder and picture folder from the desktop, and the default share folder on the vista machine. As for permissions, I have given all the groups on the vista machine full control. the desktop machine is running xp home.