Mapping a network drive to the new computer is not shown.

I just added a winxp computer to the network.  The server that is running is a 2k.
For some reason when i try to map a network drive from another computer to the new one, its empty.
Now, when i try to map a network drive from the new computer itself, all the files which are sharing are shown.
My question is, how do i map a network drive from another computer to the new computer to transfer files?
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Are you in a domain?
Offhand, I'd say perhaps the workstation wasn't joined to the domain and/or the local accounts/groups don't include the domain groups...

Check the permissions on the shares/drives...make sure that sharing is set to Full/Everyone and Security has correct permissions set allowing remote access under the credentials you are using...
after you have checked permissions and all looks ok, open windows explorer then go to the tools menu, then map network drive, select a letter the in the folder type the full computer name and path like this (example) \\computername\sharename
Then click finish and you should have a mapping to the share you specified.
Simple File Sharing is set to disabled by default when
computers are joined to domains.

My suggestion:

Verify that Simple File Sharing is enabled -

1.   Open My Computer from the Start Menu or Windows XP Desktop. A new My Computer window will appear.

2.   Open the Tools menu and choose the "Folder Options..." option from this menu. A new Folder Options window will appear.

3.   Click on the View tab and locate the "Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended)" checkbox in the list of Advanced Settings.

4.   To enable Simple File Sharing, ensure this checkbox is checked. To disable Simple File Sharing, ensure this checkbox is not checked. Click inside the checkbox to alternately enable and disable the option.

5.   Click OK to close the Folder Options window. The settings for Simple File Sharing are now updated; no computer reboot is required.

Then verify that Drive, Folder or File is setup for sharing -

1.   Open Windows Explorer (or My Computer).

2.   Navigate to the file, folder or drive folder to be shared, and click once on its icon to select it.

3.   From either the File menu or the right-click menu, choose the "Sharing and Security..." option. A new Properties window appears. If this option did not appear on the menu, ensure that a valid file or folder was selected in the previous step.

4.   Click the Network tab in the Properties window. If no Network tab appears in the window, but a Sharing tab appears instead, close this window and ensure the Simple File Sharing option was enabled in the earlier step before proceeding.

5.   Click the Share This Folder option in the Properties window to enable sharing of this resource. This allows all other computers on the local network to access file(s) but not modify them. To grant others permission to modify these files, click the "Allow Network Users to Change My Files" checkbox to enable this option.

Alternatively, if the Network tab is not enabled, make required settings in the Sharing tab to configure the equivalent sharing. Choose "Share this folder" to enable sharing.

For more Troubleshooting tips checkout: (Links to these instructions can also be found there.)

Hope this helps!


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