File Sharing Access Denied - Win XP Home between Win XP Pro

By pompa909
Aug 21, 2007
  1. I am trying to setup file sharing with two computers. The one has Win XP Home Edition and the other has Win XP Pro... I can access the Win XP Pro from the Home Edition but when I try from the Pro Pc I get an Access Denied. I have tried a few things with adding another user on the Home PC with the same username and password, I have tried to use a permissions software and set everyone on the Home PC. Please can you help me as I need files sharing for a program on the Pro Pc that needs access to a folder on the Home PC.

    Please, Please Help....

    Thanks in advance...
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    On each system:

    View Entire Network and dbl-click MS Windows Network
    you should see either MSHOME or WORKGROUP; which ever, dlb-click on it

    BOTH system names should appear​
    If both systems see both names, then the workgroup name (on each) is correct.
    If not, make both systems use the same workgroup name: same 'word' and same
    upper/lower case too!

    The XP/Home ONLY supports Simple File sharing, so the XP/Pro will need to use
    that option also!

    Both firewalls need to enable Print/File Sharing.

    Both systems need one folder Shared at least R/O.
  3. pompa909

    pompa909 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply but I have done all this I can see the XP/Home PC and have shared a file but from my XP/Pro PC I get access denied but works the other way around. Please I am going crazy...
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