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Sharing folder problems between windows 7 and windows XP

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  • Hello,

    At past, I had two machines running on windows xp with share folders connected with a router 'BRL-04UR'. Recently, one of the os has been changed to windows 7 and another remains windows xp.

    Howerver, when I want to setup the share folder, I find problems. At windows 7 machine, it can see windows xp machine (named LAI) at network. However, when I double-click the icon, Windows cannot access '\\LAI', and after pressing 'diagnosis', it said ' DNS server has no response'.

    At another side, windows xp machine can also see windows 7 machine (named User-pc). However, when I double-clicked the icon, it also said that 'cannot access \\User-pc, you may have no premission to access ....'.

    I have followed the instruction stated here 'http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/'. However, I still cannot get the right thing. I am sure that they are both under 'WORKGROUP' and I have turned off password protected sharing in windows 7 machine.

    Please help~~
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:06 PM

Answers

  • Hello KL WONG,

    Here are a few suggestions on fixing this issue.:

    1: Did you try running the Network Identification Wizard located under the Computer Name tab of the Advanced System Settings? Try running that, restart your PC, then try accessing the XP Computer.

    2: You mentioned something about the DNS server having no response. On the System Properties of the XP computer, got to the Computer Name tab and click on the Change button. Just to be sure, double check and make sure that both computers say WORKGROUP. Then click on the More... button and type in the same computer name under the Primary DNS suffix. Check the box that says 'Change my Primary DNS suffix when domain membership changes'. Restart the computer then try accessing it.

    If you still have trouble, try setting it up with a different workgroup name or a different computer name.
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 8:09 PM
  • Finally, I success to do this by directly accessing IP address instead of DNS. Thanks.
    Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:01 AM

All replies

  • Hello KL WONG,

    Here are a few suggestions on fixing this issue.:

    1: Did you try running the Network Identification Wizard located under the Computer Name tab of the Advanced System Settings? Try running that, restart your PC, then try accessing the XP Computer.

    2: You mentioned something about the DNS server having no response. On the System Properties of the XP computer, got to the Computer Name tab and click on the Change button. Just to be sure, double check and make sure that both computers say WORKGROUP. Then click on the More... button and type in the same computer name under the Primary DNS suffix. Check the box that says 'Change my Primary DNS suffix when domain membership changes'. Restart the computer then try accessing it.

    If you still have trouble, try setting it up with a different workgroup name or a different computer name.
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 8:09 PM
  • Hello,

    For 1, because my windows is only HOME PREMIER verion, and it has no such function.

    For 2, I have tried this, but it does not work.

    :(
    Thursday, November 26, 2009 4:58 AM
  • Finally, I success to do this by directly accessing IP address instead of DNS. Thanks.
    Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:01 AM