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Unable to Map Network Drive

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June 6, 2010 3:42:01 PM

I'm trying to map drives from my desktop PC (running Vista) on to my netbook (Win 7 Starter), but only the "public" folders from my desktop are displayed (i.e. I can't map / access other folders located on my desktop).


I reviewed the network share settings...but maybe I missed something?? Thanks all.

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June 7, 2010 6:44:17 PM

lordgamer said:
I'm trying to map drives from my desktop PC (running Vista) on to my netbook (Win 7 Starter), but only the "public" folders from my desktop are displayed (i.e. I can't map / access other folders located on my desktop).


I reviewed the network share settings...but maybe I missed something?? Thanks all.


Does the Vista machine have a User Account password? There's a possibility W7 won't allow shares if it doesn't have one.


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June 8, 2010 3:16:10 AM

Thanks for your help. That wasn't the issue, but it caused me to double check, which lead me to the issue...

The drives were set not to be shared, a simple fix I overlooked. I just assumed that the drives were set to be shared by default.
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June 8, 2010 7:15:53 AM

lordgamer said:
Thanks for your help. That wasn't the issue, but it caused me to double check, which lead me to the issue...

The drives were set not to be shared, a simple fix I overlooked. I just assumed that the drives were set to be shared by default.


[#0005ff]Oh yes - very pedantic is W7. One file I wanted to share was eight stages down a path and I had to share every darned folder above it before it would show up. Glad you sorted it anyway.[/#000ff]
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