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While on XP machine, I don't have access to files that are shared on my Win 2000 machine.

I have folders on my Win 2000 machine that are shared.  I also have folders on my XP machine that are shared.  If I am at my XP machine, I can see that Win 2000 shared folders but a login and password box comes up.  I have no idea what to use for a login and password.

If I am on my Win 2000 machine, I can get to my XP shared folders just fine and there is no login/password box.  

How do I make it so I don't have to login to access my shared folders that are on my Win 2000 machine?  Or at least what do I use for login/password?
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Make sure they are both on the same workgroup or Domain and have identical usernames with identical passwords on each machine.  That should fix your problem.
Also on your share in the Windows 2000 box check both the share permissions and NTFS permissions on the folder you are sharing.  As samccarthy has said assign a domain user to the share which is common accross both.


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