Computername and workgroup are in the Computername tab of the properties of My Computer. You can change the workgroup-name via the Edit button.
And you can share (and unshare) folders via the Share tab of the properties of the folder.
With the correct workgroup name and the folders shared, you should be able to map them into a drive letter from another PC in the network.
Hope this helps.
When I had a network between two computers on W98SE, I was able to right click Network Neighborhood and be able to make manual changes to the workgroup names, etc. if it wasn't right...with the end result once corrected was that the computers on the network showed up in Windows Explorer as if they were 'real' harddrives. That gave easy access immediately to copying files, etc.
With XP Pro and stupid My Network Places, I can't find how to change the workgroup name in order to correct the inability to see the other computer without going through massive hoops. Right now, all I can see are the 'shared folders/documents' of the second computer that have nothing in them (such as my pictures, etc), and only after clicking a slew of things inside the "view all network". This is from the 'main computer'
Coming from the other end, I again have to click through a slew of items in the 'view all network' before I can see the shared drive of the main computer, but when I try to drag a file from the second computer to a folder on the main computer I get an error window saying the 'file is in use' or some such garbage.
What I would like to do on the second computer is start over and eliminate the workgroup that was set up since I think it was done incorrectly from the git-go and then correct the main computer if it needs to be so that I get access to the shared drives from both directions.
Also, I would like to find a way to be able to have the networked computers see each other in Windows Explorer like before as if they were extra harddrives to make access easier like I used to be able to do. Or is this not even possible anymore?
I didn't set up the network manually like I had to with W98SE....I used the Network Wizard and as usual, MS in its infinite wisdom decided that I didn't really need to understand any of their dialog boxes in order to do it right the first time around.
How do I get rid of the network completely from both ends if I have to in order to do it right?