Cannot access Windows 7 shared folder by other XP computers on local network

In the Working Group, I can see the Windows 7 machine, I can open the machine, I can see the folder and a users folder.

When I opened the case of Shered it is said "\\computer name\folder name is is not available you may not to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  Access is denied




Problems of permission and security with Vista/Win7, check the following settings.

All the users who are allowed to share need to have an account on all computers that they are allowed to connect to.

Everyone is an account, that means a group of all users who already have an account now as users.

Using the functionality of all saved the need to configure authorization for each of the established users, it does mean not all those who feel that they would like to connect.

Users who do not have an account on the computer are not part of the Everyone group.

If the LAN security is useless and users are not established, then move on the guest account provides the semi-open configuration.


Point to a folder that wants to share do right click and choose Properties.

In the properties

Click on the Security tab shown in the bellows of the photo on the right) and verify that users and their permissions (see photo below Centre and left) are configured correctly. Then do the same for the authorization tab.

This screen shot is to Win 7, Vista menus are similar.


The Security Panel and the authorization Panel, you need to highlight each user/group and consider that the authorization controls are verified correctly.

When everything is OK, restart the network (router and computer).

* Note . The groups and users listed in the screen-shoot are just an example. Your list will focus on how your system is configured.

Authorization/security in Win XP Pro.

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