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Sharing folder in Windows 7 (LAN)

Last response: in Networking
March 30, 2012 10:51:01 AM

Hi Guys,

I have a new laptop with Windows 7 Pro installed. I have connected it to my LAN at my office. I have a normal wireless router at work and all the systems are connected to it thru wifi/cable.

After connecting to network, I can see and access all the computers in lan most of them running windows xp. I want to share one folder so that they can access it. I have done the following :

-My workgroup name & other systems is same
-password protection sharing if off
-I shared one folder in D:, they can see it but they cant access it. Access denied msg comes.
-I can see and access their drives. (pcs running XP)
-When I try to access a pc running Win 7 I get login dialog and I am stuck there.

What do I do to share my folder so that ppl on network can access it ? How can I access a pc running Win 7.

Help will be appreciated.

a c 352 $ Windows 7
March 30, 2012 3:59:00 PM

Right-click on the folder you are sharing and either assign the group "Everyone" rights to the folder and files or use the real user accounts on your network.
April 2, 2012 6:12:06 AM

Thanks a lot, I got it. The folder is shared now.