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  1. copenhagen69

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    I am trying to share a hard drive on my network so people can use it as a slave.
    I click share and everything, set it all up.

    When I go to my other computer and open up the workgroup i see the computer i want to connect to. When i try and open it, it asks me for user name and password. I never set anything like that up so I have no idea why it is asking me that ...

    Computer with the hard drive im sharing is running win 7 ... computer trying to connect to it is running win xp

    I have never had this problem for just sharing a drive before ... any ideas?
     
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    Make sure all comps are part of the homegroup. You might want to get them all to leave the group, set one up anew on one of the computer, then re-join with the others using that password.
     
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    should I do that on the Win 7 computer or the win xp one?
     
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    You gotta map the network drive.

    Computer > Tools > Map Network Drive
     
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    Microsoft has a guide here for Windows 7 sharing/homegroup with earlier versions.
     
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    in local security policy change "limit blank password to local login only" to disabled.
    I have to do this every reinstall to get the passwords to go away.
     
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    which computer do i need to do that on? the XP (the one trying to get to the drive) or win7 (the one that has the drive)


    looking it over ...

    just found this and going to test it out real fast ...
     
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    Jizzler that document helped me out ...

    I had to make another user on this computer and set it up that way ... but at least now I can connect to the drives :)
     
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    Yeah, the other ways (no passwords) are not necessarily wrong in a home environment. I'm just use to doing user accounts, knowing absolutely who has access to what, etc, because of networking at work where it is a bit more important.
     
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    You want to share the Hard drive on the windows 7 machine, and map the network drive on the XP machine.
     
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    ah ok ... that makes sense now :toast:
     

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