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Can't see new 8.1 pro install drives from XP network

imanager

New Member
After turning on everything I know about network discoveries and sharing options I can only see the new machine(8.1 Pro) and the drives but cannot access any of the files on the drives from my XP network. What am I missing?

Earl
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    IT Built
    CPU
    AMA Athlon 5150 Kabini Quad Core 1.6GB
    Motherboard
    MSI AM1 AMD
    Memory
    8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Unknown -- onboard
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Clam

ron ll

New Member
I have the same problem and have spent days trying to solve it. My 8.1 machine will see drives on the xp machine, but the xp machine can't connect to drives on the 8.1 machine. I get "path not found". I have gone thru all steps I can find; same workgroup name, all share options turned on, network discoveries on, firewalls disabled, static ips, all required system services running. Nothing seems to help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 and xp
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    asus

Xyberbat

Member
On my XP/8.1 network, I use only a workgroup, as the XP machines cannot join the homegroup.
Thus, to connect/access the shared directories on the 8.1 machines, I made the shared directories and their files accessible to 'everyone' with 'read+write' access.
On the XP machine in Win.Explorer address-bar, type \\Name-of-your8.1machine
Wait a couple seconds, and all the shares will be visible.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP355E7C
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Browser
    PaleMoon
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