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  1. phrab's Avatar
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    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update


    I have 2 machines on a network (WinXP Sp-3 & Win10). After the update, my Win10 machine still sees my WinXP machine (i.e. I can copy files back & forth while on my Win10 machine).

    However, my WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 anymore. When I try to see my Win10 documents & desktop from a shortcut icon on WinXP, I get the message below.
    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update-clipboard05.png

    When I try to remap Drive V, using the following:
    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update-clipboard03.png
    I get this message:
    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update-clipboard04.png
    I don't have a password on either computer, but I was able to have both computers see each other before. Any idea on how my WinXP computer can see my Win10 computer?
    Thank you in advance!
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    For a Win XP machine to be able to see a Win 10 machine Windows 10 must have the SMB 1.0/CIFS Server enabled in Windows Features. If the update was the 1903 feature update it probably reset it to the default (turned off).


    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update-smb1-server.png

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  3. phrab's Avatar
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    Thank you for this information. I had checked & this feature was already turned on. Since posting my thread, I also remembered that I had this problem when updating to 1809 & posted an identical question at
    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update

    Also, I partially solved the problem by first going to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-1ef360e9ffdf
    & making some of the changes.

    I had my Win10 machine in Airplane mode (since it's connected directly by ethernet). After turning off airplane mode, I was able to access my Win10 desktop & Documents folders from WinXP. I still can't access my entire user profile, however.

    So my remaining questions are:
    1. Is it possible to access my complete profile (which is an adminstrator profile on Win10) from WinXP?
    2. On Win10, I went to Settings>Network & Internet & have the following settings. I'd like to know if you think any of them are dangerous for me to keep.
    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update-sharingprivate.png
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    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update-sharingallnetworks.png
    Thank you so much for your help!
    P.S. I just went to my user folder "Phil">Properties>Sharing & see that I haven't put any names for sharing down. I don't want to share it with "Everyone", since it's an administrative profile, but can I specifically name just my WinXP user profile. If so, I'm not sure how to find that.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    phrab said: View Post
    I just went to my user folder "Phil">Properties>Sharing & see that I haven't put any names for sharing down. I don't want to share it with "Everyone", since it's an administrative profile, but can I specifically name just my WinXP user profile. If so, I'm not sure how to find that.
    You cannot select a user profile from another machine when setting share permissions, you can only select user names that exist on the Windows 10 PC that is doing the sharing.

    If your account on the XP machine has the same name as an account on the Window 10 machine then when you connect to the W10 share you will have the same permissions as the local W10 account. Assuming your account name is 'Phil' on both the XP and W10 PC then when \\XP\Phil connects to the W10 share it will have the same permissions as the local \\W10\Phil account.

    If you sign in with a different name on the XP machine, then you can choose to map a network drive connecting using a different name so that you can connect as Phil.

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  5. bro67's Avatar
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    smbv1 server and client have to be enabled on the W10 Machine. The net use command can be used to map shares.
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  6. Samuria's Avatar
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    User profile folders have special NTFS permission set and you can't even access them if your on the PC
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  7. phrab's Avatar
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    bro67 said: View Post
    smbv1 server and client have to be enabled on the W10 Machine. The net use command can be used to map shares.
    Thank you. I had already done that. After reading everyone's replies & advice (& looking back at my previous post & it's answers), I've decided that it's unnecessary to link to my entire profile. I'll mark this thread solved.

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    Samuria said: View Post
    User profile folders have special NTFS permission set and you can't even access them if your on the PC
    Thank you, but I'm not sure what you mean. I have 2 profiles on my Win10 machine: Phil & Phil 2003. Phil has administrator rights & can access Phil 2003.

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    Bree said: View Post
    You cannot select a user profile from another machine when setting share permissions, you can only select user names that exist on the Windows 10 PC that is doing the sharing.

    If your account on the XP machine has the same name as an account on the Window 10 machine then when you connect to the W10 share you will have the same permissions as the local W10 account. Assuming your account name is 'Phil' on both the XP and W10 PC then when \\XP\Phil connects to the W10 share it will have the same permissions as the local \\W10\Phil account.

    If you sign in with a different name on the XP machine, then you can choose to map a network drive connecting using a different name so that you can connect as Phil.

    WinXP machine doesn't see Win10 machine after version 1903 update-xp-map-drive.png
    Thank you for your explanation. After reading everyone's replies & advice (& looking back at my previous post & it's answers), I've decided that it's unnecessary to link to my entire profile. I'll mark this thread solved.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    phrab said: View Post
    Thank you, but I'm not sure what you mean. I have 2 profiles on my Win10 machine: Phil & Phil 2003. Phil has administrator rights & can access Phil 2003.

    Probably meant that by default a user doesn't have permission to see another user's profile folder. As an administrator Phil would have been asked if you want to gain permanent access when you first tried to open Phil 2003's profile. When you said 'Yes' then your Phil account was added to the permissions for the Phil 2003 folder.
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