Right - this will be a long post because the situation has several complicating factors and there will be many different ways to solve it - none of them especillay correct, but I am looking for the most hassle free with the least chance of screwing me up. First the background - got a Packard Bell iDesign XP1900+ 40GB HD running XP Home SP2 that is giving me BSODs and had HD about 75% full >>> so this is the one I want to reformat. I can junk a lot of the stuff there BUT it has my stepdaughters' accounts (two off) and one of those has about 7GB the other about 1GB (guess who has an iPod and iXus!). So that data has to be saved. I will get some flack for program re-installs from her, but hey no pain no gain and I think she''l like the faster feel, extra space, and absence of BSODs. Further background that prompted me to head this way is recent acquisition of iDesign Duron 1000 with a 20GB HD, this machine I recently reformatted to XP Pro and applied SP2 so it is ready to roll. You might guess the basic plan is to move the data and work over to the Duron while I tweak the hell out of the Athlon and then shove it back and reinstall what is needed - probably only moving back the 7GB so that the step-daughters can each have their own machines and less fights (except they might bitch about the Duron if anyone tells them - I am hoping that as girls they will just see identical machines and assume identical!). Other factors? I also have a Maxtor 300GB one touch and the Athlon has firewire (Duron is USB 1.1). They both have access to my wi-fi 802.11b WAP and Modem/router. I have PartitionMagic 8 and DriveImage 7 as well as the Maxtor software (Danz Retrospect). I intend on reformat to upgrade the XP home on the Athlon to Pro. SOOoooo there you have my setup. I intended to create the accounts on the Duron and grap the files over the lan, sounds simple, no? But when I try that route I am getting "Your do not have permission"s on the network resource although I have enabled sharing for the HD and the folders in question and even tried with both firewalls down (I do not think that is it though). This is weird because I also have my XP3000+ and a notebook and they have no trouble sharing files, nor sharing them with the Athlon or the Duron (just this morning I downloaded Regscrub to my laptop and then installed it all over the network to the other machines from there). I am wondering if I need to remove password from their accounts - is that the issue? Will that work? Is there an alternative way I should approach this? I have taken a DriveImage backup of both drives - and I have read you can selectively pull files from there, but I was more keeping those as backups to recover either machine from in event of anything badly screwing up - did not intend to do anything as "fiddly" as I think that is going to work out. If anyone has undertaken a scenario like this and has advice - or even can just fix that networking issue I would be very grateful. Oh - and if anything is not clear enough, or I left anything out, just feel free to ask also. thanks for hearing me out - so to speak.