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Posted on 2004-09-17
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Hi all,
   I need to back up some stuff on my desktop to my laptop. Both of em have 1394. i found a cable and connected them directly to each other. but i can't figure out how to share the files. What should i do next
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You need to have:
1. file and print sharing must be installed (under network settings)
2. share a folder (right click, sharing) as abc or some other share name
3. assign IP addresses to both 1394 ports (under network settings, TCP/IP protocol).  Use network addrsses in the same network like 192.168.1.1 with a mask of 255.255.255.0 for machine A and 192.168.1.2 with a mask of 255.255.255.0 for machine B
4. you should be able to open a command prompt and issue a ping command to locate the other machine (ping 192.168.1.2).  You should see a response time in milliseconds.

5. if you get this far you have network connectivity, else something is wrong
6. now do a START\RUN and type in \\192.168.1.2\abc.  This should bring up an explorer window.

I am assuming Windows XP as the OS.  You can reach network settings through Control panel or START/settings/network settings.  This may be slightly different on your machine depending on how your machine is configured.
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Hi adecold,
I have not done it adecold but look at this link. At the bottom of the page it explains how to do it.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/expert/bridgman_02march25.mspx

God Bless
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This looks like a great link and maybe a bit simpler than my process.
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I tried all the suggestions by typing \\machine_name but it simply didn't work.... Anyway i got it to work by typing //ipaddress in explorer.... the problem now is one of the pc(laptop) pops up a window requestng for password when accessing it from the desktop
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Found out why it was asking for password.............
It's because the laptop wasn't sharing any files
Thanks
Adecold
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I think before you type in the name of the machine you have to leave the connection active for a while so they can get to know each other cos now it works
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