Vista file sharing problem

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  1. Jordan1

    Jordan1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have a PC with Vista installed and want to share one of my hard drives to a couple of XP Home machines on my network. All 3 PCs are on the same workgroup. I have all permissions set as "Allow" under the sharing options. The XP PCs can "see" my computer name under the workgroup computers but when trying to access them it asks for a username and password, but I have no password set on the Vista PC. I tried just to enter my Vista username but it would not allow me to access it. How can I share/access this drive?
     
  2. msny

    msny 2[H]4U

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    On the Vista box
    Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center

    There are two entries
    File Sharing make sure it is ON
    Password Protected Sharing make sure it is OFF
    Use the down arrows to the right to set the values

    Some other things
    you must use the same network name and password on BOTH boxes
    turn off firewalls between boxes

    Thats it.
     
  3. Jordan1

    Jordan1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thanks, that worked, although I did not have to turn off the firewalls.