(Solved) - Sharing between windows 7 and xp(12 posts)
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If the XP system can't recognize the device, then you need to leave it connected to the Windows 7 system and share it over the network. In Win7, share the whole drive, then in XP find the Win7 system in My Network Places. You will probably have to login to an account on your Win7 system to access the drive. Also, it helps a lot if both systems are in the same workgroup.
I've got pretty much the same problem. I', trying to access the external drive (which is on my win7 machine) from my other machines on my home network. One is XP and one is Vista (don't ask). Both can see the drive on the network, but when I try to open it I'm told I don't have permission.
I have set the drive to "full access" as instructed above with no luck. Drive is set to "share" in Win 7, permissions= "full control" for "everyone".
What am I missing??
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