Connect to shared Windows Vista drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by Zyatt, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Zyatt

    Zyatt New Member

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    I recently decided to try upgrading my XP machine to Windows 7, and everything seems to work fine except one thing.

    I used to share a partition of my Vista notebooks HD, and I just had to set permission for the XP user on the vista drive and I could access the laptop HD partition without any issues.

    Now, with windows 7:

    My Vista notebook can' add the Win7 desktop to the list of permissions(it can see the computer when mapping the entire net work).
    My Win 7 desktop can't seem to see the network drive either.

    I've turned everything "on" as far as advanced sharing center is concerned(Network discovery, printer/file sharing, Public folder sharing)

    But I don't seem to be able to add the Vista Partition as a network drive as I used to with XP, can anyone help?
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hello and welcome,

    We all agree that the upgrade route is not the way to go.

    A fresh "clean" install does not leave hundreds of old useless files left behind that can cause conflicts.

    Are you using the Homegroup feature?
     
  3. Zyatt

    Zyatt New Member

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    I did not mean that I actually *upgraded* with win7, just that it was an upgrade in terms of OS(would it even be possible, win7 64-bit over winXP 32-bit?)

    Homegroup does not really seem to be what I am aiming for, and the laptop which has the partition that I need access to runs on Vista.
     
  4. Zyatt

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    Ah, I was suddenly able to access the partition from the network map, before clicking my laptop computer did not work at all, oddly I was not asked to put in a password at all..?
     
    #4 Zyatt, Jun 20, 2009
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