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    Sharing files between a Windows XP PC and a Windows 7 PC over a home network

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      Sharing files between a Windows XP PC and a Windows 7 PC over a home network

      I have files on an old PC running Windows XP that I would like to get onto my new PC running Windows 7. I have been trying to access the files over the network the same way that I always had with XP, by making them available over the network through the folder's properties.

      I have made the files available for sharing on the XP computer, but can't figure out how to access them from the new Windows 7 PC.

      PC with desired files is running Windows XP
      PC to retrieve files is running Windows 7
      The XP PC is connected wirelessly through a Linksys router
      The W7 PC is connected to the same router via Ethernet cord
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      Easiest way, make both workgroups the same . windows key + pause under computer. Kill password sharing in windows 7. Right mouse on the LAN in Win7, open network / change advanced. Select turn off password sharing. Make sure turn network discovery and file sharing are on.

      Create a folder in XP share it. Tick simple file sharing if its off (my computer / tools / folder options / view). . Create a folder in Win 7 right mouse / properties  / sharing / share. Select everyone up the top, change the bottom to read/write. Saves you mucking around with passwords, or entering ips in to get into the other folder. To make things easier if you want to copy install files etc. Go to start/run in win7, type shell:sendto, right mouse / new shortcut. Go to the networked folder add it. Then it'll appear under the send to context menu. Do the same with XP, except type sendto under start/run. And do the same thing

      If you dont have any other Win7 pc's kill homegroup. Computer, highlight homegroup / right mouse / change homegroup settings / leave homegroup

      If any firewalls are installed on either (besides windows), configure them
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