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Cannot Share files between xp and vista

kev59

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#1
I have my main comp downstairs which is on windows XP i have set up a network etc but cannot view my other laptops which are in the house. They are on windows vista. i would like to share the d drives and the printer etc. the 2 laptops see each other and share files fine but cannot see the main and the main cannot see them. Can any one help please
 

Dark Atheist

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#2
do you have them set to use the same network name, do they all use the same logon and password, and have you selected the folders you wish to share and added users that can see them ?
 

kev59

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#3
i think so only a novice so can you please point me in the right direction. The laptops are wireless and operate though the the router the main comp is by ethernet
 

kev59

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#5
thank you that worked they now see each other only problem is i have shared d drive on my laptop but it sees it but says it is not accessible I have taken off the password etc for the lap top but it still will not let me access.
 

Shamus MacNoob

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you need to have accounts that have passwords and you need to log onto the other machine , try going into my network places and seeing if you can log on , also you need to set your network as local and internet within Vista .
 

Dark Atheist

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#11
in control panel -> users

make sure the information is the same - eg same log/pass on all pcs, and make sure you have the folders shared and the permissions set, having the same log/pass on all pcs will make things simpler
 

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