Cannot access files on external hard drive connected to Windows XP to Windows 7

Original title: to access the shared files on an external drive using Win7

I have created a shared folder on an external drive attached to my WinXP Home addition.  When I try to accIess to the shared folder on Win7 I see the folder but cannot access the files.  Yet when I create a shared folder on my XP I correctly read files.  Why can't access the shared folder on my external hard drive on my network



Do you get any error messages?

Method 1:

I suggest you to go through the steps mentioned in the link and the Coachman.

Error message when you try to access a network Windows XP computer: "you might not have permission to use this network resource".

To do: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Method 2:

I also suggest you go through the steps mentioned in the link and the Coachman.

Networking of computers running different versions of Windows

In addition, we can see:

Windows 7 & HomeGroup: share with other Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems

Hope this helps and keep us informed if you need help.

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