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RxK
04-06-08, 03:31 PM
....dragged and dropped into my OE "saved posts" folder, thank - you
sooooooooo much Jack !

regards, Richard


"Jack (MVP-Networking)." <jack@discussiongroup.com> wrote in message
news:uOAKEuelIHA.5956@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi
> All your computers have to be set to the same Workgroup(Network), and each
> one has a unique name.
> Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
> settings, http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
> As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
> allowed to be shared.
> Vista File and Printer Sharing-
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx
> Windows XP File Sharing -
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
> Printer Sharing XP -
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
> Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
> Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>
> "Starvoyager" <Starvoyager@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DE0764A3-360B-44D2-8427-8968CFD53521@microsoft.com...
>> Thanks for the reply. It makes more sense than anything Ive seen yet.
>> But... In the vista machine, I open computer the map network drive. I
>> choose
>> Z and and then browse, the window comes up with "network" then "Greg PC"
>> then
>> "my computer". Greg pc is the name of my vista computer. the name of my
>> notebook is hal 9000. The name of my notebook workgroup is "workgroup".
>> When
>> I click on the "my computer" I get a log on window for user name and
>> password.
>>
>> I have no idea what user name and password it wants. Im going to give up
>> and
>> forget about it. Its crazy! but thanks Jack for the input.
>>
>> Greg
>>
>> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>> There are few ways. The one that make it easy is to Map folders/drives
>>> and
>>> than you can use Windows Explorer to copy etc. just like you do on a
>>> single
>>> computers.
>>> See here, http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html#map
>>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>>>
>>> "Starvoyager" <Starvoyager@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:D77D534A-BC22-4C31-AE28-206C23346CAC@microsoft.com...
>>> > OK, Ive been here before and I hope I dont aggravate anyone.
>>> > I have 2 machines. emachines desktop Vista Premium and alienware
>>> > notebook
>>> > XP
>>> > home.
>>> > The desktop is hooked up to comcast cable with a cable modem and a
>>> > wireless
>>> > Linksys wireless router. My brother accesses my network with his
>>> > laptop
>>> > and
>>> > his internal card. I can access the connection from my alienware
>>> > notebook
>>> > and
>>> > a Linksys card.
>>> > But.... How can I access the files on my desktop from my notebook and
>>> > vice
>>> > versa. YES! I know how to enable file and print sharing but whats the
>>> > next
>>> > step. What is the procedure to actually see the files on my desktop
>>> > from
>>> > my
>>> > notebook and vice versa?
>>> >
>>> > I have read thousands of web page links on the subject and have not
>>> > seen
>>> > one
>>> > yet that actually explains this.
>>> > Ok, Im sitting in front of my desktop with Vista. I have my right hand
>>> > on
>>> > the mouse. Im looking at the screen.
>>> > Ive already enabled file sharing on both machines. (If I did it
>>> > right).
>>> >
>>> > What do I do? Where do I go? What do I click on? What do I enter?
>>> >
>>> > I greatly appreciate anyones time and input, and I tried to include
>>> > whatever
>>> > info may be needed to answer this.
>>> >
>>> > Greg
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>