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Windows 7 can't access Share in a workgroup

Q: Windows 7 can't access Share in a workgroup

Hi, I'm having a problem with windows 7 & connecting to a share on a workgroup.The domain has 3 windows xp machines & 1 windows server 2000 all on the same workgroup.The computer is on the same workgroup as all the others.The server has some shared folder, with sharing permissions set to "Everyone". Problem is, when I try to connect to the share, he requests a username and password, when I enter: \\w2kserver\admin + password, or w2kserver\admin + passowrd he keeps saying I do not have permisson to access the share??Can someone please help me with this? Username & password are correct, it always worked fine on XP....I've recorded the problem as well: http://users.pandora.be/Desteny-/share.zipThanks in advance,Filip Wilms

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A: Windows 7 can't access Share in a workgroup

does no one here search for answers??? answered here many times...click the start button and type secpol.msc in the search function.
Browse to "Local Policies" -> "Security Options". Now look for the entry "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level" and open it. Click on the dropdown menu and select "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated". Apply the settings.
In the Advanced sharing settings page of Network and sharing center, you need to have it set as Work/Home profile. Try
-Enable network discovery-Turn on file and print sharing-Turn off password protected sharing-Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
The other settings such as encryption I have set as use 128 bit encryption.
Please check related policies.
1. Enter “gpedit.msc” in the Start Search box. 2. Open “Computer Configuration”/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Settings.3. In the right pane, enable the following policies:
Network access: Allow anonymous SID/name translationNetwork access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users
Also please disable the following policies.
Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and SharesNetwork access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accountsNetwork access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares

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I have a windows 7 domain account and used to have a share set up on a workgroup server. Now I can see the server but none of the shares. If I log in with my local account I can see the shares. Not sure why my domain account can't see the workgroup share. 

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Does anyone know the answer to this? I have created a workgroup, my desktop and a laptop, both using XP pro accessing using same netgear router... I have created an account on the laptop (the one i was to connect to) called luke and this has been added to the admin group.

Now I login onto my desktop as luke so i figured the laptop would let me access its admin$ share? i can access the laptops basic share folder (shareddocs)... but when i try to connect to the laptops admin$ a "connect to" screen which shows the username set to "guest" which is greyed out and cant be changed! I even added guest to the admin group and set a password to see what would happen but still no difference

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Hello I'm trying to access a Windows 10 Machine on a Worgroup from My Windows 7 Machine
From the Windows 7 machine I can browse the Windows 7 Machine
But when I try to acces the windows 10 Machine it requires Username Password and the single ADMIN username / Password used on my Windows 10 machine does not work

I look around on internet and just found some tricky solution that needs Registry editing

Is it really so complicate to configure Windows 10 for networking ?

Thanks for your comments / suggestions

A:Is it possible to Share a Windows 10 machine on a WorkGroup

When you define your shares, add the Everyone account with whatever access level you want. Read, Read\Execute or Full Control then Share it.

For instance, to make the C: drive available to other network computers:

Add Everyone

Open This PC
Right click on C: and select Properties
Click on the Security tab
Click the Edit button under Group or user names box
Click Add
In the Enter object names to select box, type everyone then click Check Names.
You should see Everyone
Click OKSelect Everyone then check the Permissions for Everyone boxes in the Allow column that you want to allow
Click OK and OK.

Share drive or folder:

Click on the Sharing tab
Click on Advanced Sharing
Click hare this folder
Give the share a name. I use names like Lenovo_C, Toshiba_C or HP_C, something that makes it easy for me to know what shares I'm looking at when viewing over the network.

Turn off password protected sharing:

Right click on Network and select Properties.
Click on Change advanced sharing settings at left.
Click the down arrow next to All Networks at the bottom.
Select Turn off password protected sharing.
Click the Save changes button.

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I am using Windows-XP-Pro SP3 and have a desktop and a laptop connected on same workgroup
How can I run an application located on the desktop while using the laptop. Of course I want the application to run on the desktop and use the desktop resources.


A:Share an application in Windows XP under same workgroup

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i've enabled homeshare and now can't seem to turn it off. All users on the workgroup can see all folders in homeshare. Which isn't what i want i just want to share the documents folder and that's it. ive turned off omeshare and they are all sill showing up. I've also right clicked on the documents folder and set share to everybody but it doesn't seem to show up on any of the other computers running xp. But yet all the homeshare folders do argggghh! any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:how do i share a folder on a workgroup without home share?

Hi purplemonkey1, welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I've got a strange problem dealing with a 2012 R2 share.  We have a lab with 30 Windows 7 Enterprise workstations.  They all have the same desktop via a GPO applied folder redirection to a share on the above mentioned 2012 R2 server.  All
but 4 of them can connect and pull the desktop with the appropriate shortcuts, network folders, etc.

So the share permissions have no explicit denies.  In an effort to resolve this issue I've added both Everyone and Authenticated Users with Read permissions on top of the appropriate AD Group object that already had Read permissions and of
course SYSTEM and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The NTFS permissions have of course CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM, and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The appropriate AD Group also has Read permissions.  No explicit NTFS denies either.

Using either the same account that belongs to the appropriate AD Group or my Domain Admin account (which doesn't have the redirected desktop) I can login to all workstations and all but the above mentioned four get the folder redirected desktop.
 When I authenticate with my DA account and try to connect to the share on those four computers I get the same error the user gets:

Network Error
Windows cannot access \\SERVER\Share$
You do not have permission to access \\SERVER\Share$.  Contact your network administrator to request access.

I think we've all seen this error before.  But I've only seen it associated w... Read more

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Hi people...I'm having serious trouble sharing a DOS application between a workgroup consisting of 2 computers. One is running w2k pro and the other runs xp home sp2. I need to access and modify the Dos application that resides on the w2k computer. I have shared the program as well as placed it in the shared documents folder all to no avail. I have gone so far as to share the root drive of the w2k computer but Istill can't modify the DOS program. I can access is but the data I should see is not there. When I go to the application resident computer all is as it should be.

Anybody have a solution or idea?

Thx for your support.

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The computers in our company are connected through a LAN network but divided into 3 different workgroups (using the workgroup name in Windows 7).

I want to set up a file sharing system so that a users in each workgroup can share files to other users in the same workgroup but users outside of that workgroup cannot access to those files.

How can I implement it?

P/S: when I use the file sharing option, I can only share to everyone to to no one, I cannot choose specific users or workgroup.

A:How to share files over workgroup

Quote: Originally Posted by zer0ne

The computers in our company are connected through a LAN network but divided into 3 different workgroups (using the workgroup name in Windows 7).

I want to set up a file sharing system so that a users in each workgroup can share files to other users in the same workgroup but users outside of that workgroup cannot access to those files.

How can I implement it?

P/S: when I use the file sharing option, I can only share to everyone to to no one, I cannot choose specific users or workgroup.

One way to do it is by using users and groups. create a new group. give them user level privileges. On the share folder create custom permissions where normal users cannot open or read. allow new users whatever permissions you want.

Is that what you are trying to do?


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There is a printer hooked up to one computer on our network. All of the computers are on the same workgroup, called WORKGROUP.

There are 4 computers, 3 of them are 7 and 1 is Vista. All the 7 computers are 64-bit, but the Vista PC is 32.

The printer shows up on the PC it is plugged in to, but it doesn't show up on the others. How can I get it to show up on all the PCs?

A:Trying to share a computer on a Workgroup

Open the Network and Sharing Center window (you can type it into the search bar of the start menu). On the left side of the window, choose Advanced Sharing Settings. You will need to make sure NETWORK DISCOVERY and FILE AND PRINTER SHARING is turned on.

Once you've adjusted your settings accordingly, check to see if your printer is discoverable from the other computers.

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Topic : Can't share files in Workgroup

My Configuration Background:
AP used : Buffalo G54 with WEP-128 bit enabled

PC1 : Desktop Pentium III 1G Hz, WinXP Professional, with WLBZ101 plugged into the USB slot.
PC2 : Notebook Pentium-IV 2.2G Hz, Win XP Home, with 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 11g PCMCIA Card

Case in detail :
Ping Test : PIII ping successfully to AP, PIII and P-IV; P-IV ping successfully to AP, PIII and P-IV

Problem: PIII can see the shared files on P-IV through network neighbourhood service but NOT vice versa. Can anyone suggest how to solve?


A:Can't share files in Workgroup

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Hello all,

I've been looking all over the net for an answer to this one but i can only find people trying to sell me routers and hubs..which i dont want! basically i am trying to share the use of a usb device (webcam / scanner etc) with the other person in my workgroup. We are both running XP Pro and all other lan services are fine and running ok.

Anyone any ideas?

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Hello, so I am trying to set up a workgroup, not a homegroup, and all of the target computers are setup in the default group "WORKGROUP." I'm using a workgroup to allow cross platform sharing. Anyways, when I right click on a folder then Share With > Specific People > Add the workgroup is not listed. I can't share anything if it doesn't let me! Please advise.

Thanks - Microzee

A:Can't Get Folders To Share With Workgroup (not homegroup)

I don't think you can share with a workgroup that way.

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I have a Win7 machine set up with a custom-named Workgroup. I then gave an XP machine I'm working on access to the LAN (via wireless router), and it automatically had access to my shared folder, even though its Workgroup name is different.

I had the XP machine on the LAN before, and I believe I was running it under my custom Workgroup, but when I gave it back to its owner I renamed its workgroup back to MSHOME, which it still is.

So I'm wondering where it is that I'm allowing anyone with LAN access to get into my shared folders. This should be regulated by Workgroup rather than by LAN, but I've got a leak somewhere.


A:LAN computer of different Workgroup has Share rights

I see that the problem was that "Everyone" had viewing rights under my shared folder's Security settings. What I don't understand is
why the XP machine saw that folder under my Workgroup name yesterday, but this morning it listed the folder directly, without listing any workgroup name at all, even its own, and
whether it's possible to extend shares by Workgroup.

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comp1 wired to netgear router running windows xp
comp2 wireless to router running windows xp
comp3 wireless to router running windows xp

comp1- connected to internet can see all 3 computers on workgroup, can't access shared files on comp3(says I don't have permission), can access shared files with comp2

comp2- connected to internet, can see all 3 computers, can access comp1 shared files, can not access comp3 shared files

comp3- connected to internet, can see all 3 computers, can access all shared files on both comp1 and comp2

comp3- file sharing is enabled, logged in as computer administrator, IP address are all in same range. what am I missing?

A:can't share files with one computer in workgroup

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i am having a problem i have 5 computers that are in the workgroup FACILITY, there is no domain, all but one can see each other.

i am trying to share a fax machine between them, I can see the computer named fax, but cannot connect to it, but when i log onto it i cant even connect to the facility workgroup.

anyone have anyh suggesstions as to what might be happening

thanks in advance


A:cant share fax/printer on workgroup computer

Have you tried to go to start/run and type \\FaxName

Where the fax name is the name of your fax.

Also can you access any shares where the faxreside?

What Operating system are you using?
What is the make and model of your fax?
Do you recieve any error messages when connecting to the fax?
What netwoking protocol and service are installed (ex: TCP/IP, file and printer sharing etc)..

It the system setup in a peer-to-peer network using a static or dynamic ip?

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Skipped Vista, so I'm just learning to hate permissions in Win7. How do I enable the two other XP machines in the workgroup to access an entire drive on the Win7 machine? I've been able to set up access to individual folders (not even sure how I did that), but not to an entire drive -- in this case data drive D.

A:share an entire drive in workgroup

benellard, welcome to the forums.

Have you seen this yet?


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I have a USB printer attached to Computer A which is joined to a domain. I also have Computer B, which is on a workgroup, which I want to connect to the printer. They are both attached to the same network. How can I do this without being asked for passwords? So far I always get prompted with a username and password. Is there a way to remove whatever security from Computer A that is making that happen? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Share Printer with Domain and Workgroup

Is computer B XP Pro or Home?

Do you have the same username and password on Computer B as Computer A? I would make a local account on Computer A that has the same username and password that is on Computer B.

Have you thought about just buying a cheap USB print server?

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Not sure how to ask, but I will try. For fun I have set up 2 VMs in virtualbox. One has sharepoint 2013 on server 2012r2 and the other is server 2012 as the DC. They are on a domain I Created when installing sharepoint. Is there a way to, when I "browse" for something, that I can get into my home network on my local account? The VMs are on a separate drive that I installed in the extra bay, not on the HD with my MS OS.

How can I share in between them? My user folder on my pc is set to be shared, and I included "everyone" which is only me lol.
Or, can I connect to the the domain that my vms are running on? If so would that mean that I would always need the vms running so I can actually be on the domain?

A:How to share local workgroup with VM on a domain?

Is this not the right section?

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I have had problems with my Dell "desktop1" since I began my home network a year ago. It was hard to set up printer sharing because while both the laptop1 and even older Desktop2 will show up in the workgroup, the "desktop1" will not. Now I enabled file sharing by creating maps to the address of \\desktop1\shares and I believe I manually configured the printer as well.

Now I brought home a new macbook running Leopard and want to share and print, but it can't see desktop1. It is in the same workgroup, and can be accessed totally by desktop1 but not the other way around. It will see the laptop1 and play just find with that, but not with Desktop1. Netview from either Desktop1 or laptop1 shows only the macbook and laptop1 and not the desktop1.

Net view / (ip address of desktop1) shows that the services work just fine, but I read that it may because if TCP/IP doesn't work then it uses the other protocols to show the net view successfully (like IPX/SPX/NetBios protocol that I installed on both PCs.) Ping works from laptop1 to desktop1. I've got the guest account enabled on all the PCs. I've tried turning off Peer Guardian, Zone Alarm on Desktop1 but it just wont show up in the workgroup. I've renamed all the workgroup computers to GMAN in all caps just to be sure case wasn't the problem.

I have the printout of the Network Diagnostics, which I found interesting that it listed me as having duplicate Netgear WG311T wireless adapters w... Read more

A:Can share, but wont show up in Workgroup

So I just redid my TCP/IP stack with Netsh or something rather and then used WinsockFixXp.exe to make sure all my "paths" are correct. before I reloaded any hosts file additions, I checked and I still cannot join the workgroup.

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On a workgroup home network, can a win 7 or win 8.1 computer be shared if it does not require a password to log in? If so, how can another PC connect to it with Explorer?

A:Is a password login necessary to share files within a workgroup?

If they don't have the same userid then yes, I believe you need passwords.

You can try defining everyone then give it whatever access you want.

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It is easy to share a folder with Everyone, or to share it with other user accounts on the same computer, but how can I share a folder with a specific user account on ANOTHER computer in the workgroup?

Reason: in my neighborhood, four friends are connected by cable to the same router, and we all belong to the same workgroup. Each computer has a folder (named "public") that we share with everyone else, but I also want to have another folder (named "private") that I can share with only other computers in my apartment, but not with my friends (on other apartments). How can I do this?

Thank you.

A:Share folder with a user account on ANOTHER computer in the workgroup

Hi there,

if you want to share a folder with a specific user account on another computer you have to create the same user account on a local computer. It is not possible to create a user account on a separate computer and use it on another computer in the same work-group unless you create the same account on both the computer. if you want to do without doing this then you have to go into a domain evn.


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I know this issue has been bouncing around for a long time however my googles have not come up with an answer for me.
I have a win10 machine (recently upgraded from 7 professional) for which I created a disc image and stored it on my win7 machine on the same workgroup. Both machines are 64 bit. From my win10 boot disc I am unable to log on to win7. I have installed network
drivers, checked ipconfig and all seems ok. From RE cmd prompt I can connect to win7 just fine, see the backup and can presumably restore it although I haven't tried. I have confirmed that the security property for not storing passwords on win7 is disabled.
On the RE interface, I have tried every imaginable form of syntax to logon to win7 but nothing is working. I have read that others have the same issue and have resorted to just using the RE cmd because the regular RE interface is not reliable. I would still
prefer the RE approach and am wondering if anybody has come up with a solution that I have not found. 
thanks in advance

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I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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Hi all,

Title says it all really. I want to share an entire hard drive (in 'PC x') with only 1 computer ('PC y') on my home network, without 'PC z' & 'Laptop q' having access to that drive. I know how to share the entire drive with everyone, but I'm stumped as to how to solve my problem. PC x, PC y and Laptop q are running W7, PC z has W8.

Any help's appreciated, many thanks!

A:Share entire hard drive with specific computer in workgroup

Join the two PC's that need full access to each others folders and drives to a Homegroup. Do not add any other machines to this Homegroup.

Remove the Everyone share from the Security tab of the special shared drive or else Everyone in the Workgroup will have access. You only want to share this special drive by using the Sharing Tab, set to Everyone, read/write as required. You really should only share out the C:>Users folder rather than sharing the entire drive.

Both of the Homegroup machines will have full access to all shared folders and drives on all machines in the network but the machines outside the Homegroup will only have access to folders or drives which are shared to "Everyone".

This is the best and by far the easiest way to set this type of selective User sharing up.

Any questions let me know.

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Hi guys; this is my first question on this forum.

I have put three computers onto a home network "MSHome" using the netsetup.exe wizard (which was originally copied from Computer A the first machine onto the network). Computer A has XP Media Center Edition 2002; Computer B has XP Pro & Computer C has XP Home. All OS are up to date (SP2 etc). They are all wired to a Netgear router on DHCP. Everything works well except file sharing.

On every machine the other two computers are visible on Explorer under Networks. All the computers can ping each other both IP and by computer names. All the computers are visible on "View workgroup computers" but not on "My Network Places" On Computers B & C both are visible to each other on "My Network Places" but not Computer A. On Computer A "My Network Places" does not show Computers B & C.

Computers B & C can share files with each other OK but if either try to access files on Computer A then there is a pop-up

"\\computerA is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"

All three computers have only the Administrator active and the Guest is disabled. At boot-up none of them requests a user name & password. So far as I can tell all three machines are set up id... Read more

A:Solved: one computer on workgroup asks for file share permissions

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.

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I have 3 interfaces running Win7 on a company network with 3 network share drives on the server.
These interfaces are part of WORKGROUP.  Mapped drives work while on WORKGROUP settings.
When changing to company domain, drives are no longer mapped with an error 1909.
Tried disabled Windows firewall but this did not help.  Also disconnected drives and tried remapping them to the interface.
Still getting error 1909.  When I return settings to WORKGROUP network status, share drives are accessible.
There are 3 other interfaces running Win7 on the network that I switched to the domain and were able to connect to drives.
Please advise with any new options.
Thank you,

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I have an odd issue.. a user reports that they are unable to access a network shared folder from their PC. Here is what I have gathered so far:
-The network share is from their PC located at C:\SQL2014. The share name is SQL2014. Their hostname for this example is "ABC".
-If I attempt to connect to the share from the user's PC ABC to \\ABC\SQL2014 I get the generic error:
  "Windows cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014
   You do not have permission to access \\ABC\SQL2014. Contact your network administrator to request access."
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's IP \\\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's FQDN at  \\ABC.domain.com\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I map ABC\SQL2014 as a drive letter, I can access it.
-Connecting to this share works fine from any other PC other than ABC.
-I've confirmed the error is affecting any profile old or new on ABC, which means it is a PC-wide issue on ABC.
-If I share C:\SQL2014 as ANY OTHER NAME OTHER THAN SQL2014, I can access it. As in if I share C:\SQL2014 with the share name SQL2014a, I can access \\ABC\SQL2014a.
-Deleted the share and recreated - same issue.
-Created C:\Test and shared it as SQL2014, cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014. It is NOT an issue with the actual SQL2014 folder.

From internet searches I've found the following solutions do not affect my case:
-Clearing CSC/Offline cache (most common working solution)
-C... Read more

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Hi everyone, I have a workgroup and 2 computers (XP & Win7) on that workgroup all connected via 1 router. My roomate is sharing the router and internet connection and he is in his own workgroup. When he goes to browse the network he is able to see and access my windows XP shared folders. Is there anyway to prevent this from happening? I thought if I have the machines on a different workgroup he should not be able to access those files.

A:Windows 7 in Different Workgroup Can Still Access Windows XP Computer

Yes, you will need to setup XP with NTFS and set permissions properly on the system as a whole and remove the everyone group from that folder and make sure you have your rights added to it. or disable sharing on the folder.

Workgroups do not control access to any systems whatsoever, they just contain groups of PC's and Shares. You can access systems across workgroups, it's more of a network organization thing.

Users in Workgroup A should not always be able to access everything on systems in Workgroup B, but could have some access to some things across both, and vice versa.

It's all in the permissions....

Here is the basic overview of permissions in XP...


You do need to be careful with Permissions, you can break things or completely hose a system all to heck.

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I have a windows 7 laptop on network.
Windows 7 laptop can see its shares but cannot access - getting "unspecified error" - yes on the permissions tab I included everyone and checked full access.. I also added my user account which does have a password and still cannot see the shares set up on my own computer.
Other Windows XP machines on the network CAN see the windows 7 share AND access it...(imaging that? other xp pcs can see it and access the share, just not the pc with the share on it)

Also - windows 7 cannot browse the other computers when I type \\ in the ddress bar.
Note - I can PING so its not a routing issue.
I also shut down my firewall software and still no good.

I have tried everything. Oh by the way, the share used to work. one day it just stopped working.
Has anyone experienced this and have a solution?

A:Windows 7 Cant access its own share

Which ever A/V software you are using is most likely causing this problem to occur. You sometimes need to uninstall your A/V to fix this type of problem. This type of thing happens all the time and it can happen with pretty much any type of A/V software, all to often the only way to fix this problem is to uninstall the A/V or configure it to work with Windows 7.

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I am having trouble networking 2 Windows 10 computers together on my network.

This is kind of odd, I have a Windows 7 PC that can hit the file share with no issues. And on the troubled computer I can access the shares on the Windows 7 PC. But the Windows 10 desktop to the Windows 10 file server mapping will not work

On the problem computer can ping all the computers both by name and ip address. I can even connect to the server mapping to it using an IP address. Also I see all the computers in my network folder, but whenever I click on the file server I get the "error 0x80070035 The network path was not found". I to just map out a drive to the server using the IP address, but when I try this as a work around I also get the same error message. I can also connect to the DLNA share through the media section on the file server automatically.

I have the windows firewall open for what I think are the right ports, but no extra firewalls.

I was hoping someone had seen a simlar issue and had a fix, I have tried numerous things online but nothing seems to work.


A:Cannot access Windows 10 Share

So I managed to get this to work for a minute.... I turned Netbios on, on the interface adapter itself....
1- Click the Start Menu or Cortana search and type "network." (Or Click on Settings -> Network&Internet)
2- Select Network and Sharing Center when it appears.
3- Click on Change Adapter Settings in the left pane.
4- Right-click on your Ethernet/Wireless adapter and select Properties.
5- Select the TCP/IP v4 protocol and click Properties.
6- Click the Advanced button.
7- Click the WINS tab and check the box Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
8- Click OK.
9- Click OK.
10- Click Close.

I was able to get in. So I got bold and rebooted, now its broke again. I checked to see that it was still turned on and it is... Any suggestions here?

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Ok so what I have is a windows 7 pro pc with several user accounts set up, I have a folder shared as g, I am booting a separate pc to dos and trying to map the share as a drive.  Syntax: net use z: \\[Share PC]\g
It prompts for a username which I have tried several users including admin users.  It then prompts for a password and I type in the correct password for the account.  It tells me the password is incorrect.  When I check the windows security
logs it shows an authentication request with the correct user name.  See the below error log.  I have attempted too many fixes to begin to list here but I have removed all group policies and verified it is shared specifically with the appropriate
users and they have full access.
Also it may be worth noting there are several other devices on the network and all windows xp devices can be mapped with their respective accounts.  Below is the event in the security log.  I have replaced instances of the server(Windows 7 Pro
Machine) name with "[Server Name]," however the server name is listed properly.  Any help/ideas would be appreciated.
An account failed to log on.

Security ID:
Account Name:
[Server Name]$
Account Domain:
Logon ID:

Logon Type: 2

Account For Which Logon Failed:
Security ID:
Account Name:
Account Domain:
[Server Name]

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Hi I have a network at my home setup as WORKGROUP. I have 2 windows 7 machines. I have shared my c drive on machine A.

I can see this share from machine B and open files. BUT I cannot save changes. When I try to save the save-as dialog appears.

I have checked permisson and it is set to full control for everyone.

WHat else do I need to change?


A:no write access to windows 7 share

Cannot network access Windows 7 shared C drive - Microsoft Community

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I have shared some folders in windows xp professional on NTFS file system. Other computers from where i am trying to access these shares are also Windpws XP but they are FAT file system. I have configured share permissions to be "Full Control" for "Everybody" and NTFS permissions to be "Full Control" for "Everybody".
I would appreciate anybody who could help me out/

A:cannot access ntfs share in windows xp

Hmmm, I have never been a big fan of "shared folders". Try Maping a network drive to access them wiht. this is not the only solution. But a relaible one

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i have 3 computers running network. computer named A,B and C.
(A) computer had formated because of infected by virus.
after installed windows 7. i reset the networking as usual:
i)  Right-click the D drive to share in network
ii) set to "MSHOME" as all my computers are in MSHOME.
iii) at "change advanced sharing setting", i turn on file sharing, turn on network discovery, turn off password sharing.
i always format my computers and setup networking, all these setting i have familiar with and should be no problem everytime i setup the networking. but this time i have re-try almost 7-8times, it still failure. ** computers "B" and "C" cannot access to
Computer "A".
i tried the follow method: but it doesnt work.
 Locate theLmCompatibilityLevel registry value at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA

Select the registry subkey On theEdit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value Set the DWORD value to 1.

 i think computer "A" should not be a problem, because it is formated and clean. any setting for computers "B and C" ??? so i can read computer "A" in D drive, but I AM SO CURIOUS, AT THE SAME PLACE FOLDER " USERS" CAN BE READ!!  i surrender.
pls help me,  the computer expert of you, microsoft windows expert and assistant .... pls pls help me.....


A:windows cannot access \\share drive\

As you don?t have Password Protected Sharing turned on, you have to change the security permissions on your folder(s) to allow Everyone access.

Right-click the shared folder, click Properties > Security Tab > Edit > Add and type ?Everyone? (not the quotes) into the box and OK. Tick the boxes next to the permissions you want to allow (e.g. Read or Write [not recommended], etc.) then Apply
> OK, etc.
You may see some screens coming up with message 'An error occurred while applying ??..'. This is not unusual and can be ignored by clicking Continue.

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I need to access d:\inetpub\wwwroot on my windows 7 machine from my xp box.

I have shared the folder as \\win7machine\wwwroot

Trying to map the network drive, I have tried to browse the workgroup. I can see win7machine in the workgroup, but clicking the plus button shows nothing. I have tried to connect using different credentials, \\win7machine\myname and the proper password, and then browse the network, same thing.

Typing in \\win7machine\wwwroot for the path with the 7 machine credentials says it can't be found.

I can't find out how to add an xp user to the seven machine.

Any ideas?


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A:Trying to access windows 7 share on xp machine

You can't really add a single user to the permissions list but have you tried adding "Everyone" to the permissions list on the Windows 7 machine? If that doesn't work then most likely your A/V software is blocking sharing functionality which is very typical.

This assumes that both of those machines are in the same workgroup and that you have run the Network set up Wizard on the XP machine.

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I have a ProBook 4530s that is running windows 7 professional. We have two servers here in the shop the newer of the two is running windows server 2012. I have an icon on my desktop to access the shared files on these servers. One day I found that I could
no longer access the file shares with an error stating "Windows cannot access \\ComputerName Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose."
All other users on the network can access these file shares no problem. I have verified that the hostname is correct. I have tried to access the shares by IP with no luck. I can ping the servers by IP or by name. I can even access the MySQL server on the
Network topology is fairly simple, One gateway, One switch, 2 Access Points.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi All ,

I wanted to access some content which have been shared with the network in a SAMBA server. SAMBA server is working fine. I am able to access SMABA shared folder from my Windows XP box.

1. SAMBA server is in FEDORA 14 box and connected to wired LAN. (Broadband switch)
2. Windows OS's are running in my laptop. Host OS is Windows 7 and I have installed Windows XP as a guest OS in the Virtual BOX.
3. So , my Laptop access the network via WiFi.
4. All PC are in a common IP network. (192.168.1.*)
5. Fedora - , Win 7 - , Win XP -

Test Results

1. I am able to access the SAMBA share from Windows XP ( Installed in a Virtual Box )
2. But unable to access SAMBA share from Windows 7 ( which is my laptop's OS )

Please find attached image of the same.

I googled and found so many articles regarding this issue. But non of them are helped me to solve this issue.

Could you please help me to resolve this SAMBA share access issue from Windows 7 ?

Many Thanks

A:Unable to Access SAMBA Share from Windows 7

To access shares on the older Samba servers it's sometimes required that you make adjustments to the Lanman server settings on the Windows 7 machine. The following link shows you the required adjustments.

Solved W2K3 Server can access W8 W8 computer cant see W2K server

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Currently working with a network that has a few workstations and a PC that is "acting" as a Server using a Windows Share.  The shared folder is accessible to all of the users on the network.  I would like to restrict access to two sub-folders on the shared folder.  They are the Accounting and Employee (HR) folders.  Ordinarily I would go to the properties of the sub-folders and deny access to anyone other than a specific user group.  The problem that I'm facing is that the sub-folders are listed as "Not Shared."  On the Security tab, I could deny permissions to all but administrators, but the "most-restrictive" features of the permissions will take over and even Administrators won't be able to access the folder since the Admin is a member of both groups.
Now, this is only a temporary situation since the company is moving to a new office building this summer and will have a traditional server; however, I need to protect those folders now.
What's the best way for me to do this?
Thanks in advance!

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I have a small office that has a server, running Server 2008, that acts as a file server. There are several shares on the server that give access to our 5 users.

We have 5 workstations that all run Windows 7. Each workstation has the same 5 user accounts so any user can work on any of the 5 workstations.

This setup has been working perfectly for years. Now all of a sudden, one machine has starting giving the error 0x80070035 when trying to access the server shares. It can access any other workstation on the network, just not the server. It doesn't matter which of the 5 user accounts you log in as, you still receive this error. All 5 user accounts can access the server from any of the other workstations.

I've also tried entering the server name or the ip address in Internet Explorer on the problem workstation and am also unable to access the server this way.

I would really appreciate any suggestions to get this fixed.


A:Error 0x80070035 - Windows cannot access share

It could be a problem with you Firewall. Try disable the firewall and see if this makes a difference

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We've got a web app that accesses a simple network share, this worked perfectly under W2K server but after installing W2003 server we can't write to the share (reading is fine), no error is generated that I can find. Has anyone seen this type of thing before? I scoured IIS settings (everyone can modify the share) permissions and the owner of the process that's trying to write (it's admin).. this one has stumped me. Thanks!
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A:Windows 2003 can't access network share

dave314159 said:

We've got a web app that accesses a simple network share, this worked perfectly under W2K server but after installing W2003 server we can't write to the share (reading is fine), no error is generated that I can find. Has anyone seen this type of thing before? I scoured IIS settings (everyone can modify the share) permissions and the owner of the process that's trying to write (it's admin).. this one has stumped me. Thanks!
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How do you know you can't write to it? Any errors or warnings at all?

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how to access the default share drives of windows 7 in another windows 7 machine
Hi sir,
Tell me the steps to access the default share drives of windows 7 in another windows 7 machine. I cant able to access my C$ in another windows 7 computer. Kindly give me the solution for this problem..
[Note: i access my c drive in another computer through "\\\c$" but i cant able to access my C drive in another windows 7 computer]

A:how to access the default share drives of windows 7 in another windows 7 machine

There are no "default share drives" in Windows 7. You have to enable file and printer sharing and share whatever folders are to be shared, including the "C drive" if that's what you want.

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Because this problem involves networking and is also specific to Windows 7 settings, I am not sure in which forum this post belongs, but I will start here.

I have a new Windows 7 laptop that is replacing an older XP machine that has successfully operated for a number of years with internet connection sharing from an XP desktop host computer. I am unable to set up the new machine to access the internet. The SysInfo data for the new computer is:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1913 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 764 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 156164 MB, Free - 128956 MB; D: Total - 156164 MB, Free - 128956 MB; E: Total - 19989 MB, Free - 11600 MB; F: Total - 19988 MB, Free - 19070 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0MYF02
Antivirus: Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent Antivirus, Disabled

The ipconfig data for the host computer is:

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BILLG
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : croasdaile.com

Ethernet adapter HOMENET:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
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A:Solved: Unable to share Internet Access - Windows 7

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Hope I'm in the right Forum - would networking be more appropriate?

I am replacing a 'server' running Windows XP Pro with a new DELL box. I have used Symantec Ghost to image the old drive and put the image on the new box and then did a repair installation from the original DELL CD. I was surprised that it all went very well - it did not even ask me for XP validation!!

Everything on the new box seems to work OK. The software used by the remote computers (all running XP Pro) requires access to the data files that are stored below Program Files.

The C drive is shared with full access to everyone, and the Program Files folder is also shared similarly.

I can remotely access all folders on the new box drive excepting Program Files, Documents & Settings/'Logged in user' Folder and Windows.

The old box when I place in back in the LAN works fine.

I have tried replacing Program Files owner (Security/Advanced/Owner) to the administrators group without success. I have also tried creating a user name with admin rights on the server box. Still no go.

Any ideas?

A:Cant Access Prog Files, My Docs, Windows Through Share

Have you tried taking ownership of the files in question?How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421I might also just create a new Administrators/Users group in permissions to see what effect that might have.Louis

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AD domain is Windows Server 2008 R2; domain is mixed Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro clients. Users have drive maps via GPO to 3 network shared (home folder, shared volume and apps volume - in that order). XP clients can access all three; most of the Win
7 clients can only access the first and third mapped drives; the second one appears with a red "X" over the drive icon.
I have found several posts that indicate their users are still able to access the x-ed out drive by clicking on it. In our case, attempting to access the drive prompts the user to enter logon credentials to authenticate to the file server. All of the connect
failures are Windows 7 machines (all with the same image and same hardware configuration), but not all of the Windows 7 machines fail - though most do.

A:Windows 7 domain users cannot access network share

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Hi All,

I am trying to setup a shared network on our office computers.

I have turned off password protection on both computers (one is on win 7 and other on Vista)

On my windows 7 PC I can see the shared folders and printers connected to the Vista PC

However, when i try to open a file or even set up the vista printer on my win 7 PC it says 'Cant Access'

I know the network is working properly because i can access my win 7 files using my Macbook pro.

So the problem must be with the Vista PC right?

Kind Regards


A:Windows 7 cant access WIndows Vista Share FIles

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