Networked computer will not access usb hdd

walnut - Sep 16, 2010 at 10:52 AM
 Blocked Profile - Sep 17, 2010 at 05:29 AM

Main computer running win7 and has usb hdd attached. 2nd computer running xp and networks well with homegroup networking. However I have installed a samsung 1tb usb hdd on the w7 pc which is recognised by the 2nd xp pc but cannot access it. An error message appears asking for administrator. I am the administrator and have ensured that sharing access is granted but it still will not allow me to access. Any suggestions will be appreciated

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Blocked Profile
Sep 17, 2010 at 05:29 AM
you need to right click the hard drive on the windows 7 PC and make sure sharing is enabled. also, make sure that everyone has FULL Access to this. check under the security tab when you right click > properties on the drive.