Getting new W11 build to see files on W7 storage machine


RealBeast

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In my office I have a couple of Windows 7 storage arrays (old Adaptec adapters with lots of drives).
My main machine is W10 and it sees and can use all the files on either.
My new W11 build sees both W7 machines but will not access any files. The 2 W7 have all security turned off.
All connect through a Gb switch in the office, newer machine private network, old W7 Home network settings.
Feels like I am missing one setting on the new W11 build, probably security item, I did shut off private firewall - nope.
Any suggestions? Thanks
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11 2H23, Windows 10 2H22, Windows 7 Ultimate x 2.

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built Intel/ASUS/G.Skill
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self
    CPU
    Intel i9-14900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite X Wifi7
    Memory
    G.Skill DDR5-6400 2x 32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS TUF Gaming 4070ti
    Sound Card
    none
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2722D x 4
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 landscape mode x 4
Hi, RealBeast, welcome to the Eleven Forums. 🙏

There are some members in here that have some decent tutorials/checklists, but I can’t remember who has what so I am having a little trouble finding them. They’ll be along at some point soon I am confident.
Until then and if you’re desperate to get communicating, have you tried creating a shortcut on your desktop \\computername
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Assuming you mean 2 x Windows 7 PC's with Adaptec adapters and not an enclosure of some sort, then you will need to enter the Username/Password for each machine into Windows 11.

Username/Password are the credentials you used to log into Windows on each Windows 7 machine.

Open File Explorer (Windows 11) navigate to Network (lower left), then expand Network and click on the computername of a Windows 7 machine. It should ask you for Username/Password.

Using @antspants method should also work and ask for Username/Password or you can enter the \\computername address directly into the File Explorer address bar.

You can also enter the credentials via Control Panel.

Search for Control Panel on the taskbar. Open Control Panel and set the View by: to Category

Click on User Accounts > Manage Windows Credentials. Click on Add a Windows credential and type in the IP Address or computername for the Windows 7 machine in question and add the Username/Password. Repeat the process for the second machine, then reboot the Windows 11 machine.

With a little luck, that will get you sorted.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
Yes, thanks -- I think that will do the trick. I'm handicapped ATM by another bad Corsair H170i until my Lian Li Galahad II arrives Friday (the H170i goes back to Best Buy, two strikes you're out).
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built Intel/ASUS/G.Skill
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self
    CPU
    Intel i9-14900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite X Wifi7
    Memory
    G.Skill DDR5-6400 2x 32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS TUF Gaming 4070ti
    Sound Card
    none
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2722D x 4
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 landscape mode x 4
I feel you, my Corsair H100x AIO cooler went bad also, so I had to resort to using the stock AMD Wraith cooler.

Surprisingly, the wraith cooler performs every bit as good as the H100x did with only a slight increase in temps when converting video.

Please let us know how you get on once the replacement cooler arrives though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
I feel you, my Corsair H100x AIO cooler went bad also, so I had to resort to using the stock AMD Wraith cooler.

Surprisingly, the wraith cooler performs every bit as good as the H100x did with only a slight increase in temps when converting video.

Please let us know how you get on once the replacement cooler arrives though.
Will do thanks.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built Intel/ASUS/G.Skill
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self
    CPU
    Intel i9-14900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite X Wifi7
    Memory
    G.Skill DDR5-6400 2x 32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS TUF Gaming 4070ti
    Sound Card
    none
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2722D x 4
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 landscape mode x 4

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