Weeks ago I set this up using crossover cable, 2 LAN cards on PC1 and 1LAN card on PC2. They are in the same workgroup. I had posted a thread for help, can't seem to find it now, so posting again. Sorry. Everything works great except PC1 can't access PC2, permission denied! both are XP SP2. PC2 can see the PC1 shared files, can print from PC1 printer, use the internet etc. PC1 (my gaming rig and the master PC) cannot access my old computer, where I left all my music files. At first I thought it was just a few tweaks in Windows and I'd solve it. But after several hours on PC2 trying everything I could think of, I'm stumped!! :knock: I'm Admin on both PCs, I've set shared folders on both. PC1 can see PC2 icon in My Network Places, but when try to access get "permission denied, contact your IT admin" Of course that's me. So I've contacted me and me can figure out how this works! Please help.!!!