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Unable To Sync Mapped Drive


My workgroup (with file and print sharing enabled on all computers) consists of 2 laptops running windows 7, 2 desktops running windows xp; 1 network printer; 1 wired router and 1 wireless router. I have mapped network drives which sync continuously. All computers run norton is. Workgroup has been stable for several months. Until one day last week i was able to connect to internet, entire workgroup, sync files on mapped drives, print, etc.

On that day last week i visited a client's office and tried to connect to my email (pop3) through client's wireless guest access, but access was denied. The next day when i returned to my office i was able only to connect to the internet. I was unable to find or connect to other computers using their name and unable to sync mapped drives.

My computer is no longer shown in the workgroup on the other computers. I can find and connect with the other computers using their network address, but cannot sync mapped drives. The problem seems like a file name recognition problem in file sharing function. What happened and how can i fix it?


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