share files

By michael_keen
May 21, 2007
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  1. Hi everyone

    I have a computer running on Vista Home Basic and one running on XP Professional and they are connected through a Cable Router, I can get Internet on both but I cannot seem to set up for file/printer sharing can anyone give me a A to Z on how to do this please

    Michael
  2. Eagletech

    Eagletech Newcomer, in training

    First off,

    In vista you need to make sure that the File/Printsharing option is on

    Start>Right Click Network> Properties

    That will open up the sharing center. You need to make sure that the sharing option is on.

    On the XP Machine

    start>My Computer

    Right click on the folder called "Shared Folder"
    Properties
    Tab "Sharing"
    At the bottom under "Network Sharing"
    Click on the text saying "If you understand......"
    Select "Just enable File Sharing"

    When this is all done, Go back to the Vista crate

    Start > Network

    You shoud then see your other computer apear after a Min or Two

    You can get more info on Vista Sharing Here

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx

    P.S Please ignore all spelling and grammar mistakes
  3. michael_keen

    michael_keen Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi

    Cannot seem to get my second computer which is on XP to Network to my first computer on Vista. I have checked all what you said in previous e-mail and everything is set on for file sharing, there is my second computer showing on the first comp on Vista but nothing on my second,but nothing happens when I click on it just says cannot find.

    Michael
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,278   +280

    XP needs the firewall to enable Print / File Sharing; see the Exceptions tab
    of the MS Default FW
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,278   +280

  6. michael_keen

    michael_keen Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi
    Still no luck,not even got a network place showing from the start menu,so I am doing something wrong.I use the wizard to set up connection but still no network place.

    Michael
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