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08-01-2010, 11:29 AM
In Win7 I have my public folders set up for non password sharing yet on my XP & Vista machines I still have to log into my win7 machine to view the public folders using my win7 user name and password. I am obviously missing something but can't for the life of me work out what. :help:

Any tips gratefully accepted as it's a pain. :thanks:badpc:

08-01-2010, 11:46 AM
Bit puzzling, I agree.

At the command prompt, run ' net user guest' and check whether the guest account has Active as 'Yes'.

If not, run 'net user guest:yes' to activate it.

08-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Hi Linw guest user is active it is puzzling

08-01-2010, 12:00 PM
you can only set up a homegroup with other windows 7 computers.

to file share with vista and xp computers just create a network between those computers to share items in the shared documents folder.

08-01-2010, 12:03 PM
I'm not trying to do a home group I have workgroup between all my computers, once signed in on the XP ones it stays able to connect to win7 public until everything gets rebooted overnight

08-01-2010, 12:56 PM
Double check your settings in W7 From control panel -Network and sharing -Change advanced sharing - then compare to these settings (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Sharing1262908543.jpg) esp the ones highlighted. All the PC here can access the windows 7 Public shared folders, ( XP, Vista, Ubuntu, W7 )

08-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Will give it a try thanks Wainui and get back to you