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I can't access any share from my operating system, including \\localhost and \\

I have Windows 7.

NetBIOS over IP is enabled, other computers in the network can access my shares and other computer's shares, but my operating system cannot access any share.

I have installed Windows XP within VMware, and the virtual Windows XP can access all shares including the host shares.

I can communicate in other ways like TCP, HTTP and gaming, but not access shares.

How to solve this problem?

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It also doesn't work when you do \\computername? What do you see under "Network" in windows explorer? – fretje Feb 6 '10 at 18:39
i cannot access \\computername. Under "Network" i can see other computers, but when i double click on one of them, it says "Windows cannot access //xxxxxxx". in the details written: "error code 0x80070035 the network path was not found" – user21936 Feb 6 '10 at 18:50
@user: are you running any custom firewalls or AV software on your pc? Try turning it of (temporarily) to ensure that is not the problem. – fretje Feb 6 '10 at 18:55
I have no AV or firewall software installed. Windows Firewall disabled. – user21936 Feb 6 '10 at 19:32
Check if your "workstation" service is running (services.msc). – fretje Feb 6 '10 at 19:53

Be sure to check if you're not behind some device, like a router, which is configured to block netbios shares. Be sure to check also if you're running some limited version of Windows, like home user and stuff. Check also if your IP is within the same range as other computers, if it is fixed or attributed by dhcp server, and if the subnet mask is different from other computers on the network.

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Thank you for your answer. The problem is like 5 years old now. I solved it finally by completely reinstalling Windows 7. – user21936 Jul 1 '15 at 12:15

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