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Access Win 7 folders from XP?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jw@eldorado.com, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. jw@eldorado.com

    jw@eldorado.com Flightless Bird

    I have a Windows 7 machine networked to a XP (SP3) machine.
    I have the entire boot (C) drive set up as shared right now on both
    machines. Both machines are in same Workgroup.
    I can display the said main folders (C drive) in 'network places' on
    both machines.
    I can copy/move folders/files from anything on the Windows 7 machine
    to anywhere on the XP machine, but cannot do same in reverse.
    One exception is that I can copy/move folders from anything on the XP
    machine to the Users\public folder on the Windows 7 machine.
    This is workable, but is this the way sharing is supposed to work
    insofar as sharing is concerned between XP and Windows 7?

    Thanks

    Duke
     
  2. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 13:10:22 -0400, jw@eldorado.com wrote:

    >I have a Windows 7 machine networked to a XP (SP3) machine.
    >I have the entire boot (C) drive set up as shared right now on both
    >machines. Both machines are in same Workgroup.
    >I can display the said main folders (C drive) in 'network places' on
    >both machines.
    >I can copy/move folders/files from anything on the Windows 7 machine
    >to anywhere on the XP machine, but cannot do same in reverse.
    >One exception is that I can copy/move folders from anything on the XP
    >machine to the Users\public folder on the Windows 7 machine.
    >This is workable, but is this the way sharing is supposed to work
    >insofar as sharing is concerned between XP and Windows 7?


    To me, it sounds like a permission problem. Have you double checked?
     
  3. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    <jw@eldorado.com> wrote in message
    news:fof1365825043qnmm19ctk6ide53ah8ssq@4ax.com...
    > I have a Windows 7 machine networked to a XP (SP3) machine.
    > I have the entire boot (C) drive set up as shared right now on both
    > machines. Both machines are in same Workgroup.
    > I can display the said main folders (C drive) in 'network places' on
    > both machines.
    > I can copy/move folders/files from anything on the Windows 7 machine
    > to anywhere on the XP machine, but cannot do same in reverse.
    > One exception is that I can copy/move folders from anything on the XP
    > machine to the Users\public folder on the Windows 7 machine.
    > This is workable, but is this the way sharing is supposed to work
    > insofar as sharing is concerned between XP and Windows 7?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Duke


    I am not an expert in this, but can tell you that is certainly the default
    way. /Users/Public is the way things can be shared while other stuff is
    kept private. You can have a look at how the permissions are set on the
    Public directory and then set others the same and they will work similarly.

    I am afraid that my impression is that if you want to set up things, you
    need to work out the sharing etc first, not after you have put the stuff on.
    Once it is on, to change it you have to do it the slow and tedious way. On
    the plus side, at least the help explanations are pretty good even if you
    need to read them carefully and take them literally.
     
  4. Bogey Man

    Bogey Man Flightless Bird

    <jw@eldorado.com> wrote in message
    news:fof1365825043qnmm19ctk6ide53ah8ssq@4ax.com...
    > I have a Windows 7 machine networked to a XP (SP3) machine.
    > I have the entire boot (C) drive set up as shared right now on both
    > machines. Both machines are in same Workgroup.
    > I can display the said main folders (C drive) in 'network places' on
    > both machines.
    > I can copy/move folders/files from anything on the Windows 7 machine
    > to anywhere on the XP machine, but cannot do same in reverse.
    > One exception is that I can copy/move folders from anything on the XP
    > machine to the Users\public folder on the Windows 7 machine.
    > This is workable, but is this the way sharing is supposed to work
    > insofar as sharing is concerned between XP and Windows 7?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Duke


    I had this same setup and ran into the same problem until I went on to the
    Windows 7 machine and located the data folders (not the library folders)
    that I wanted to share and I individually changed the permissions to include
    the XP machine. After doing that, I had no problems with 2 way
    communications. Maybe I was lucky but it worked.
     

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