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Network Sharing Vista and XP

by azee89 / May 26, 2008 5:55 AM PDT

Hi, I have a home network with my laptop connected wirelessly to my main computer. On my main computer I have Windows XP Home while on my laptop I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I clicked on the network folder on my laptop and can see 3 icons, one with the modem's name (speed stream), one with my laptop's name, and the last is the computer name of the main machine. Is there any way I can set up a connection so we can share files through a public folder. Im guessing it has to do with one of those icons. I click on the main computer's name in that network folder but it gives me an error saying "windows cannot access....computer name.." I can open "my name" and it just has printers...


Anyone know if it is possible to make a sharing folder between Vista laptop and XP main comp.

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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 6:36 AM PDT
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Nevermind
by azee89 / May 26, 2008 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Just checking.

Never mind thanks for asking but I just had to enable the public sharing folder through network settings and it worked!

Thanks for replying! Happy

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