XP sees Vista but says I dont have permission to access, why?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Greg, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Greg

    Greg Guest

    Ive never been able to get my XP and Vista machines to see each other. after
    messing with things for the last several hours, i finally got my XP machine
    to atleast see my Vista machine and the shared C drive. Only prob with it is
    when I access the C drive to view the contents, i get the popup saying I dont
    have access or permission to open it. I dont have any passwords or logins on
    either computer being they are both mine and mine only with no one else using
    them. also the drive is shared and set to allow changes from other
    computers. Also i have firewalls turned off. So whats wrong?

    as a bonus, why cant my Vista machine see my XP machine? Ive done all the
    standard checks like making sure both are accessing MSHOME, drives on both
    ends are shared and allowing changing from anyone else, firewalls are down,
    etc... and out of ideas. whats up?
     
    Greg, Apr 19, 2007
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  2. Greg

    Keith D Guest

    Hi

    try this one its got 30 day free trial and has sorted many hassles on here
    you will need to install and run in both computers and run the relevant
    sections

    http://www.networkmagic.com/download/

    cheers for now

    Keith D.
     
    Keith D, Apr 19, 2007
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  3. It is not recommended to use blank password. This step by step troubleshooting may help,

    Vista VPN Issues Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:15 pm Post subject: Vista VPN issues, Reply with quote ... Info: Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing . ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistavpn.htm


    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Ive never been able to get my XP and Vista machines to see each other. after
    messing with things for the last several hours, i finally got my XP machine
    to atleast see my Vista machine and the shared C drive. Only prob with it is
    when I access the C drive to view the contents, i get the popup saying I dont
    have access or permission to open it. I dont have any passwords or logins on
    either computer being they are both mine and mine only with no one else using
    them. also the drive is shared and set to allow changes from other
    computers. Also i have firewalls turned off. So whats wrong?

    as a bonus, why cant my Vista machine see my XP machine? Ive done all the
    standard checks like making sure both are accessing MSHOME, drives on both
    ends are shared and allowing changing from anyone else, firewalls are down,
    etc... and out of ideas. whats up?
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Apr 19, 2007
    #3
  4. Greg

    Greg Guest

    I know but these are both my own computers in my own house with no roommates
    or family or anything and i just hate having to deal with passwords when no
    one uses anything but me. in a workplace i can understand but this is my own
    stuff
     
    Greg, Apr 21, 2007
    #4
  5. Do you connect to the Internet? If the security is not issue, enable guest account on both computers. This link may give more details.

    Vista common issue - can see but access
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=450

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    I know but these are both my own computers in my own house with no roommates
    or family or anything and i just hate having to deal with passwords when no
    one uses anything but me. in a workplace i can understand but this is my own
    stuff
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Apr 22, 2007
    #5
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