Can't see computer on network

By crashakar
Feb 1, 2008
  1. I have three computers running xp pro with sp2. I have had them networked before, but after reformating my computer, it cannot be seen from any of the other computers. I can't share files, but if i open itunes on it, the other computers can share music through itunes. Why can't i share files?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    what firewall are you running?

    On the MS default FW, click the Exception Tab
    check the Print/File Sharing box
    click OK until it closes​

    View Entire Network -> dbl-click MS Windows Network
    dbl-click click Workgroup (Mshome or whatever shows up)
    all system names should showup
    click the Explorer Menu FOLDERS and you get [+] on each name
    click the [+] and it expands to show all known Shared folders on Each system.​
  3. crashakar

    crashakar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did that and even tried disabling windows firewall. I have the same settings and software on all the computers. I have set up the network in my house multiple times and have never had a problem like this.
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