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Topic # 57675 21-Feb-2010 16:48
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got two computers, one with xp pro, one with win7 pro. Win7 pro has shared folders that xp needs to access. I have been thru windows 7 network config and setup so no user/pass is required to access shared folders, have shared folders and added "everyone" to the list of permissions, but still when I try to access them from the xp machine, it asks for a user/pass. Surprisingly I can type in any user/pass and its accepted, I cant figure out why? even though its all working when I type in just anything for username and password then hit enter, it needs to go straight into the shared folders without requesing any user/pass. Any idea to solve this?

edit: I must also add its doing the same thing for any pc I try and connect from to the Win7 machine, asking for a user/pass to access shared folders and any user/pass works. Theres no domain, just a workgroup.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 300767 21-Feb-2010 18:39
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Have a look through this for some clues http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-...

Make sure theyre using the same workgroup names for start, also make sure that the user/pass you use for the XP machine exist on the Windows 7 PC.

I'd advise against opening up any shared folders with security on them, just in case :)

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  Reply # 300773 21-Feb-2010 18:51
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If you dont want to prompted for the password, you can turn off password protected sharing.

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/403744777968d40d2a25a033515b18e5.jpg


Refer to the following link for more Windows 7 Homegroup Settings/Trouble shooting

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/home-sweet-homegroup-networking-the-easy-way

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