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Problems with file sharings in home office network:

Hi all,
   I have set up a simple LAN for sharing data between a Laptop and a PC using Home Office Setup available in Windows XP Pro. After the setup, both of my 2 computer is members of MSHOME workgroups and also have the same Network Mask ( Then I tried to asign static IP to those two: the Laptop is and the PC is After all, I did file sharings on both 2 PC with full controls.
  When I access the MSHOME network from My Network Places, I could see both there. But when trying to access the desktop from the laptop, there is always appears a login screen but the username is disabled, only allowed to entered password. As I setup on both computers the same account and password, I tried to enter my password in. But it doesnt accept the pass.
  However, when I tried to access the Laptop from the Desktop, I could access the file sharings w/o having to log in. But I could only read, not write or modify the shared folders on Laptop.
  Are there any one here could help me?
  Thanks alot.

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greyed out means it's trying to use the guest acount.
You may need to disable simple file sharing.
On the machine you're trying to connect to unsuccessfully, Open Windows Explorer
select Tools-->Folder Options-->View. Scroll down and uncheck the box next to "Use simple file sharing"

hope this helps,
huyntminhAuthor Commented:
Thanks alimu,
That's great. It worked. Thanks a lot.
no problem!
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