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I have windows 2000 on my desktop computer, connected to my laptop with a peer to peer network.  I can access my laptop files from my desktop, but when I try to access my desktop from my laptop, the desktop name comes up, but when I click on it, it asks for a password - How can I find the password?
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by:huben
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Try these:
1. Make sure both machine belong to the same workgroup (network property)
2. On W2k desktop, create a user account with the same login name you use for your laptop and with the same password.
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Lermitte earned 200 total points
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I think that you laptop use Windows 95 or 98.

So go on your W2k machine (If you are a administartor) to start => Settings => Control Panel => Users and Password => advanced => Advenced => Users => Right click to create a new user.
There you must create the user and password for the laptop user. Like Huben have say.

Mario
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by:Lee5
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Lermitte
OK, that did not work, but I did change the properties of Guest to enable the account.  Now on the laptop, when I click on the network neighborhood and the desktop computer, I get the window with no icons in it.  The Drives are all checked shared on the desktop.  Why won't the folders show up?
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by:Lermitte
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Check the sharing and the properties from the sharing. You can set permissions on the sharing level and on the NTFS level. Check this out...

Mario
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by:Lee5
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Ok, that led me to find out that I needed to set up a new name after allowing guest and then giving that new drive name permissions.  Works good now.
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