Networking Forum, settings help needed with WORKGROUP

  lotvic 14:48 13 Sep 2013

anyone know what settings should be to share data between 8 pcs with a mixture of OSs. Thread in Networking forum that is beyond my knowledge. The four W7 pcs can't read each others data. Thread click here

  Batch 15:29 13 Sep 2013

WORKGROUP should be the same on all computers

Win7 settings:-

Network Type should be Work (not Home)

Advanced Settings:

 -Network Discovery On

 -File & Printer Sharing On

 -Public Folder Sharing On

 -Password protected sharing On

Basically the above enables Win7 to work compatibly with WinXP (and hopefully Win2k) and still work with Win7.

Then, to share from Win7 use Sharing Wizard:-

Right Click folder, Share With, Specific People, select drop-down in dialogue box and select Everyone and click Add (if Everyone is not already in the list of permissions shown). Then click Share.

To stop a Win7 Share I recommend NOT using the Sharing Wizard. Instead, Right Click folder, select Properties, Sharing, Advanced Sharing and uncheck Share This Folder and hit OK.

Also make sure firewall isn't blocking access.

  lotvic 17:15 13 Sep 2013

Thanks Batch, I'll cross ref this thread with the one on Networking Forum.

(I should have made it clearer that I meant for helpers to post directly in the other thread - it will save any confusion)

Other Thread to post advice on click here

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