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(Solved) - Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folders

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  • Started 7 years ago by pinguino1
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Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folders
Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.

Posted 7 years ago
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This is not a trite answer but something you really need to do if budget will allow.
Just get a couple if nothing else.
Win7 is a bit more complicated than good old XP.
Best Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 7 years ago
Posts: 5

I too had issues with accessing files (XP home to Win7).
At first XP could see Win7 shares, but Win7 could not see XP shares. I don't know what I did, but after a reboot on Win7 both systems could see each others shares.
However, that was only part of my issue as My app on XP needs access to DB on Win7 and ODBC can't find Win7 or server.
If I could afford it I'd get one of those Win7 books, but then I'd be doing more Win7 work than I want too.

Maybe you got a router issue. I've read that some have their own firewall.

Best of luck.

Posted 7 years ago
Posts: 40


Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things

Posted 7 years ago

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