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file sharing between vista laptop and xp desktop

jimbo99
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Posts: 19
Registered: 29-08-2007

file sharing between vista laptop and xp desktop

Have set up new wireless network with a netgear wireless and access point router have been able to connect to the internet no problems but cant share files beetween my wired xp desktop and my wireless vista lap top, seems i have set up the vista ok but cant get the desktop to share. Have renamed both computer the same and run the network wizard but still no joy, hope you can help. Thanks
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Posts: 1,576
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Registered: 13-04-2007

Re: file sharing between vista laptop and xp desktop

You need to setup something to share and if you are using xp pro you need to turn off simple file sharing by going to explorer and under folder option untick the simple file sharing.
Can you ping the pc from the other pc ie type ping  other pc name or ip from a cmd prompt?
From a cmd prompt try typing
net use p: \\otherpc ip address\c$ password /user:username on other pc
so it would look somthing like
net use p: \\10.0.0.2\c$ password /user: fred