Folks....There are a lot of questions like mine out on the web and I have read and tried to apply the fixes to no avail.
OK, here is my situation. I have a new HP Envy 15 laptop with WIndows 7 Pro 64bit and an older office PC with Windows XP Pro 32 bit. They are networked via a Linksys router (the laptop wireless and the office PC wired directly to the router) using the 192.168.51.* TCPIP addressing scheme.
From the Windows XP box I can access all of the shares on the Windows 7 laptop, no problems.
From the Windows 7 box I can see the Windows XP box and its shares in the File Explorer "Computer" network section. However when I click on one to access the share or try to map it to a drive letter, I get this message:
- Windows cannot access \\machine\folder
You do not have permission to access \\machine\folder. Contact your network administrator to request access.
Both computers are using Symantec SEP A/V and firewall.
Both comuters have common user ID's & PW's and belong to the same Workgroup.
"Simple file sharing" on the Windows XP has been turned off.
On the Windows 7 laptop I have:
- network discovery turned ON
- file and printer sharing turned ON
- Public folder sharing turned ON
- password protected sharing turned on, although I have tried it both way without success.
Any help would be appreciated.....RDK
ps....from the Windows 7 laptop I can access shares on other Windows 7 boxes as well as a Windows 2000 Server box....