Trying to connect a Win 7 Home machine to shares on a Win 7 Pro machine. On Win 7 Home, I can navigate Explorer to the machine, where the shares are listed. But when I try to navigate into the folder, I get "You do not have permission to access \Servername\Sharename". There's no prompt for username/password, and in any case, none should be needed with the permissions settings.
So, what can be blocking access?
On this network, I have machines A, B and C, where A and B are Win 7 Pro, and machine C is the problem machine, running Win 7 Home.
All three machines have drives set up as shares, (using "Advanced Sharing"), with permissions set to Everyone/Full access.
Now, all machines can see and access each other's shares, EXCEPT that machine C can see, but NOT access shares on machine A.
However, there is a slight wrinkle. Machine A has ten shares, which are eight drives, and two subsidiary folders (one is Users). Machine C cannot access any of these shares EXCEPT for:
-- one drive which happens to be an external USB drive, and also
-- the Users public share (but not the other subsidiary folder share).
-- Machine B (W7Pro) has no difficulty accessing all the shares on A (W7Pro).
-- Machine C (W7Home) has no difficulty accessing shares on Machine B (W7Pro).
So it's something peculiar with Machine C accessing Machine A.
There is no Homegroup setup. All machines are set to same Workgroup. All are on the same LAN.
This symptom has arisen upon newly setting up Machine C (wiping and reinstalling Win 7 Home following virus). I don't know if this would have been a problem previously.