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Share between WinXP and Win7

Last response: in Windows 7
February 9, 2012 1:42:53 PM

Here is my situation

- I have two computers: one on Win7 and the other one on WinXP
- File sharing is working perfectly between my Win7 PC and another Win 7 PC
- File sharing is also configured on Win XP PC and is working with another Win XP PC
- I can access winXP shares from my Win7 PC
- On winXP PC, i can see win7 computer on the network but i can't access the shares !

The problem is that i can't access Win7 shares from my winXP PC. I get an error saying i may not have the right to access it

I googled the problem and tryed many solutions, but nothing works :( 

of course, i already tryed everything suggested here:


More about : share winxp win7

February 9, 2012 2:16:55 PM

ok i just got it, i really need to turn off password protection

but the problem is that i'm sharing network with my neighboor, and i dont want him to access my shares

so is there a way for my WinXP pc to access the Win7 shares with a password ?

a c 229 $ Windows 7
February 9, 2012 3:15:38 PM

Mine works fine with password protection on.

Despite what this picture shows (this is not my computer), I have passwords turned on, but just below that setting, I have "use user accounts and passwords..." instead of "allow homegroup to manage...".

I do have identical user accounts on all my computers in order to facilitate this.

February 9, 2012 5:11:20 PM

if you want to share a few small files you can use a cloud service like dropbox or microsoft skydrive.