Win7 system has been introduced for a long time, the installation of the use of Windows7 system users are more and more, compared to the Vista system is indeed very useful. However, many users in the process of using the Win7 system still encountered a lot of problems, today is mainly to solve the most concerned about the Win7 system and XP system of LAN shared access issues.
This article describes the LAN Exchange sharing Setup method between Windows 7 and Windows XP, although the setup process is not complex, but many users experience this shared problem, this article first looks at Windows 7 and XP shared file method, the Printer Sharing setup method is similar.
Sharing requirements: Windows 7 and Windows XP are in the same workgroup, such as workgroup, which is tested through Windows 7 flagship and Windows XP Professional SP3.
I. Sharing settings on Windows 7-side
1. Check setup windows 7 workgroup
The Windows 7 Workgroup Setup method is as follows: Click the right mouse button on the desktop "My Computer" icon, select Properties, open the System Properties window, the following figure, already default belongs to workgroup, generally do not need to modify, unless you need to specify a minimum name workgroup. (There is no "My Computer" icon on the desktop, from the "Start" menu, select Control Panel-System and security-system open)
If you want to modify just click on the "Change settings" in the diagram below, click Change and enter a new workgroup name and click OK.
2. Modify Windows 7 advanced sharing settings www.vipcn.com www.vipcn.com
Open the Network Sharing Center for Windows 7 (open method: Network connection and shared settings tutorial for Windows 7), in the Network Sharing Center, click the "Change advanced sharing Settings" on the left, as shown below:
In the above configuration, you need to enable the following settings for your home and work network:
Enable Network Discovery
Enable File and Printer Sharing
Enable public folder sharing (if required)
Scroll down to see password-protected sharing, and if you start password-protected sharing, you also need to set a password for XP access users, and if you allow anyone to access it, just close it.
3. Set up Shared folders on Windows 7
Here for testing, public folders (pictures, libraries, music, and so on) are shared by default (you need to turn on network folders and printer sharing above), and Non-public folders need to be shared separately, set up by the following methods:
On the folder that you want to share, right-click to select Properties, click Share, as shown below:
Can be set by the first Share button, or through the Advanced Sharing button, with the same effect. The following figure is the advanced sharing settings, click the right button in the advanced share, then add the user and corresponding permissions, the final point of confirmation can be.
Second, Windows XP end Settings www.vipcn.com www.vipcn.com
1. Check setup Windows XP Workgroup
Refer to the figure below, it is already workgroup, so it is the same as Windows 7, no need to modify, if different, you need to unify to the same workgroup. How to modify: Click "Change ..." and then enter a new workgroup name and confirm that you may need to restart your computer.
2. Set up Windows XP shared folders
Just to test windows 7 ability to access Windows XP Shared folders, you can set up a Windows XP shared folder, which is a simpler way to introduce Conlio.
Third, view Windows 7 and Windows XP shared results
1. Folder sharing results
As the following figure, you can see that Windows 7 and Windows XP are all accessible, and that read/write operations are supported (this requires authorization when sharing folders).
2, most likely to encounter firewall share access issues
If you refresh Windows 7 and you cannot see Windows XP clients, when Windows XP cannot open Windows 7 shared folders, and you have done so by doing so, first check the firewalls installed on both systems, mostly because of Third-party firewall blocking.
Different firewall access rules are set differently, so there is no way to generalize description, if you are only temporary sharing and will not adjust the firewall rules, it is recommended to temporarily shut down the firewall, sharing the end immediately open again. Be aware that firewalls do not block shared access if Windows XP always reports "inaccessible." You may not have permission to use network resources. Please contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access rights. Network path not found ", as shown above, check the antivirus software firewall settings installed on Windows 7 to resolve the problem by crossing the test, modifying the trust zone, or specifying an accessible network segment. 3, some users may encounter Windows XP account permissions issues, please refer to Windows XP Common Security Settings list to open Guest and anonymous user login.
Original reference Link: Howtogeek, the reference article also introduces the setup method of printer Sharing interested can go to look, if the fear of English is not very good then use Google translation after the look, or directly installed Google Browser automatically translated after viewing.