Network shares problem (Help!!)

By Tikka
Oct 25, 2004
  1. hi everyone,
    well im not actually a network expert but i have this problem that is making me mad. well i just bought a new pc and i made a network from this one to the other pc. This one runs on a WinXP and the other on Win98.
    Everything works perfectly but i cannot access the file which i want to share.
    Everything was set and it worked but now it is telling me that the network path was not found.

    Could anyone help me and tell me what i should do please.

    Thank you

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  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    :wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

    Are you running any firewalls on either pc (the bundled one with XP)?
    If yes, it could be that one of those are blocking the connections.
    Try disabling the firewalls on both computers to check.
    If that fixes the problem, tell us which firewall programs you are using and we'll try to help you configure them correctly :)

    Warning: Remember to turn them back on afterwards, as you'll be vulnerable to attack from the internett if you do not!
  3. Tikka

    Tikka TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried to remove the firewall, but still i could not access the file which i wanted. is it because i have the win98 and it can't support some features?
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    No, it is fully possible to network between XP and win98.

    Would you mind posting what settings you are using on both machines? It'll make it easier to point out the problem

    Here is a thread about networking 2 win98 system which might be helpful to you.
    And here is one about networking XP systems.
    I'm trying to find a thread about XP and win98 (I know we have at least one), but haven't found it yet
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