XP Home and XP Pro

By Michelle2 ยท 4 replies
Nov 30, 2005
  1. I have two XP Pro machines and 1 XP Home machine networked through a Linksys router.

    The two XP Pro machines can see each other, ping, rumage through the file systems etc, however, the XP Home machine can ping and access the Pro drives but the favour isnt returned. Although XP pro's can ping the Home machine, they are unable to access the C: etc.

    This is the same with the firewalls switched off. Also the same with the hard drive shared. Ive tried rejoining the workgroup aswell.

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Open Windows Explorer or My Computer
    go Tools | Folder Options | View
    scroll down toggle off 'Use simple file sharing'
  3. Michelle2

    Michelle2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Thank you

    Will let you know how I get on
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    make the home machine use the same log on and password of one of the other pro's
    add another user to system with admin rights
    this user will have same name and password as one of the other machines.
    also add same user to network group
  5. Michelle2

    Michelle2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Worked a charm

    Thank you
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