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    Hi,

    I have a Windows 7 laptop and a Vista desktop on a HOME network both hardwired into a router

    The workgroup name is the same on both devices

    The Vista desktop has full access to the files of the Win 7 laptop.

    The Win 7 laptop can see the Vista desktop but can not see files or acess the drive - I am told "Windows cannot access \\XXXXX" when I click on it. The message box shows and error code 0x80070035 - the network path can not be found.

    The drive of the Vista desktop is fully shared - passwords are not used.

    After a few hours of trying to rsolve this I am appealing to Experts of the Lounge

    Help please,

    Thanks

    Preston

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston R Smith View Post
    Hi,

    I have a Windows 7 laptop and a Vista desktop on a HOME network both hardwired into a router

    The workgroup name is the same on both devices

    The Vista desktop has full access to the files of the Win 7 laptop.

    The Win 7 laptop can see the Vista desktop but can not see files or acess the drive - I am told "Windows cannot access \\XXXXX" when I click on it. The message box shows and error code 0x80070035 - the network path can not be found.

    The drive of the Vista desktop is fully shared - passwords are not used.

    After a few hours of trying to rsolve this I am appealing to Experts of the Lounge

    Help please,

    Thanks

    Preston
    Hi preston and welcome


    You wouldnt by chance be running "homegroup"? On some mixed systems homegroup has connectivity issues. YOu can verify if this is the problem yourself by creating a new network connection using the "workgroup" model. Workgroup uses IPv4 and does suffer the same issues as Homegroup.


    Good luck


    Ken J
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    MCC 2013-2015

    Wanikiyi & Dyami--Team ZigZag3143

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    Ken, hello.

    You wouldnt by chance be running "homegroup"? On some mixed systems homegroup has connectivity issues. YOu can verify if this is the problem yourself by creating a new network connection using the "workgroup" model. Workgroup uses IPv4 and does suffer the same issues as Homegroup.

    I also found that 7 is a bit fussy, I had to set a Pasword on it as it demanded one, from the client XPP to 7 as sever. Can you confirm this at all ?

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    Ken and Jean,

    Thank you for your suggestions.

    I overcame the problem. On both devices, the 'Routing and Remote Access" service was not operating. Started it up and everything works well

    I found the solution about the same time I received your reply - for the life of me I can not remember where I found the solution. Old age I guess

    Thanks again,

    Preston

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