Frustrating problem trying to copy files from Win7 to XP


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Twayne

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Yousuf Khan said:
Well, that means that the drives aren't particularly
stressed by the operation. "System" is the right process
to do the copying.
You mentioned that you don't have Homegroups turned on. I
would suggest turning it on, and getting it to work with
XP rather than avoiding Homegroups. It's looking like as
if it's having trouble gaining permission to write to
external network mounts.
Aren't homegroups only for 7 to 7 connections and won't work to an XP
machine?

From what I'm seeing now, I think checking into a BIOS update should be the
next step. I'm almost sure that's the issue.

HTH,

Twayne`
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Gene E. Bloch

Actually, I was obviously referring to the FAT32 file size limit, not
to any specific program limit. ;-)
I realize that & I do agree with you. I just wanted to add the above
because a lot of people, in particular some folks using video editors,
came upon the other limit, and were confused because 2GB != 4GB.

I have no idea how those programs behaved under NTFS, because I wasn't
using them when I crossed over, and I don't recall reading any comments
at that time.
 
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Yousuf Khan

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Aren't homegroups only for 7 to 7 connections and won't work to an XP
machine?
Yes, but perhaps turning on the homegroups feature will enable certain
folder security permissions for use over a network connection. The
folder security permissions wouldn't matter whether it was a connecting
to an XP machine or another 7 machine, it might still help in both cases.
From what I'm seeing now, I think checking into a BIOS update should be the
next step. I'm almost sure that's the issue.
Why should that have anything to do with any of this?

Yousuf Khan
 
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Yousuf Khan

I found some tutorials about how you can supposedly jump through a
bunch of hoops in order to fully network Win7 and XP computers while
Homegroups is enabled, so it seems it can be done. The conventional
wisdom, though, is to turn off Homegroups in this scenario, as it just
complicates things. I followed that advice early on; my home network
has XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Linux computers on it, and with
Homegroups disabled, everything is visible and available. I may turn
Homegroups back on one of these days to see what happens, but with it
off everything was easy to set up and works perfectly reliably.
I believe I originally just followed this following tutorial and it
worked for me:

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

But it's been so long ago that I installed it, I'm not sure if it was
the above tutorial I followed or something else.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Char Jackson

Yes, but perhaps turning on the homegroups feature will enable certain
folder security permissions for use over a network connection. The
folder security permissions wouldn't matter whether it was a connecting
to an XP machine or another 7 machine, it might still help in both cases.
If it's a permissions issue, (and it doesn't look like it), then I
would recommend going directly to the Permissions rather than
backdooring it through enabling a feature that isn't used in this
case.
Why should that have anything to do with any of this?
Agreed. I don't see how it's a BIOS issue.
 
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Problem confirmed

I also have this same problem when copying large file from 7 to XP,
as stated from first post, at first the copy process looks went fine, but then speed is gradually decreasing (in about 10 second or so) and finally stopped with error message: "There is problem accessing \\xp_machine\share_folder, make sure you are connected to the network and try again [try again] [cancel]". no matter how many time you click on [try again] the message will keep appearing.
If the file are small enough (not sure what is the limit) the copy process will succeed.
Keyword on google is "xp 7 sharing large file", still looking for a solution.
 
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Hy all,

I had the same problem with our Antivirus server. I couldn't copy the new pattern (arround 30Mo) from my win7 station to the antivirus server (2003 r2, not Xp but the symptoms were exactly the same).
2 years from now, we had to move the server far from his switch and we had to force the network card to 100fx because it was always autonegociating. And of course, we forgot that...
3 month ago, we changed our stations to win7 and simultaneously moved to another building. The new switch is autoneg and server was 100 fx forced... the result was of course less than 10 Hx.
We configured the network card to autoneg and for a file that is 30Mo, Win7 doesn't have enough time to show a transfert bar.
Hope this could help.

Johann
 

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