I have a share on Windows 10 Pro that is accessed by Windows 7 and 10 with no issues. On Windows XP machine, I can ping both the hostname and the IP, however I get error 64 when I tried net use and cant access it from File Explorer.

Any ideas how to access file share from XP hosted on Windows 10?

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    Is that even possible? Windows XP is far, far out of support now, and you should have gotten rid of it years ago. Don't be surprised if literally everyone gives you the same advice. – Michael Hampton Aug 7 '18 at 14:16
  • @michael Well, we have what we have, and stating the obvious isn't really helpful :-) This is an old computer in a warehouse that they will probably replace now with Win7 one, tho the issue is now. Thanks tho. – mrmut Aug 8 '18 at 18:53

Try to enable SMB1 protocol on Windows 10 like it's described here:


Hope it will help!

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    Wow. SMB1... The thing we wanted to oust for years, and when it is finally done, you have to enable it back again. Thanks. Will try tomorrow. – mrmut Aug 8 '18 at 18:52

SMB1 is notorious for many severe vulnerabilities, so you can consider setting up an private FTP server using IIS or other software for achieving this.

  • You are correct, but what should I do with a fleet of printers that support only SMB1? – mrmut Sep 22 '20 at 3:53
  • @mrmut Do what they did in Office Space. Or just get rid of them. No sense keeping things that "work" if they are no longer fit for purpose. – Michael Hampton Oct 4 '20 at 15:50
  • @MichaelHampton Get rid of a fleet of excellent printers because of SMB1? That is quite wasteful and I would not get approval for that. Even on newer devices Canon does not support SMB3, so I would gain nothing. – mrmut Oct 5 '20 at 16:16
  • @mrmut SMB2 is still a thing. Anyway, you take a risk by keeping the printers. As long as management is informed and willing to live with that risk, that's all you really need to do. – Michael Hampton Oct 5 '20 at 16:37
  • @MichaelHampton Unfortunately, SMB2 is also not supported on any Canon printer. What I could do is separate fileserver for printer (scanning) and minimize attach surface. However, given that I designed, implemented and maintain the entire network, I doubt system could be compromised. – mrmut Oct 5 '20 at 18:08

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