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How can I get a XP Home machine to see my shared drive

Posted on 2006-07-15
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Hello,

I am trying to enable a new computer (#1) that is loaded with XP Home to be able to see the C drive on another (#2) PC (which has WinXP Pro) that is tied to the Win2000 network with a Netgear FVS 318 router.  I have already enabled the Share properties on the #2 PC to a specific folder on the C drive.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks,

Phil
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xp home is hell to try and network! but here are some starters

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/p2pintro.mspx

1) make sure you can ping each computer
2) make sure the computers are in the same workgroup
3) disable any firewalls installed
4) you will need to enable netbios
5) make sure you have identical acounts on each machine with the same password
6) disable simple file sharing for xp pro
7) check the the computer browser service is running

i will also pass this site from Fatal_Exception which gives you step by step fro troubleshooting, any credit goe to him
http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/P2PNetworks/TroubleshootingP2P.htm

good luck
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the userid on the xp home computer needs to have a password to login, & that same userid + pswd needs to be set up as a user on the xp pro pc

also you must Enable Netbios over TCP/IP:  right click network icon in systray by time (or control panel - network connections - local area connection) - click status - click properties button - scroll down in the box & select tcp/ip - click properties button - click advanced button - click wins tab - select enable netbios over tcp/ip - click ok all the way out (last one click close)

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813936/        (how to setup home network in xp hm step 1-8)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040/en-us    (how to configure sharing in xp)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874/en-us    (disable simple sharing on xp pro & set folder permissions)
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To Jay_Jay70:

If I wanted to give some credit (points) to Fatal_Exception, how do I do that?
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I will see if i can get him to post on here...I take it his site helped you out?
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*grin* of courese I will add a post!  Thanks, Jan and pelampe!

Hope you got this resolved!

FE
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did FE help you somewhere else?  if so he should post his helpful comment here.  normally you award points to those who helped you in your particular question.

have you followed any of the advice from myself & Jay?  is so did you get what you needed or do you require more assistance?
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I've increased the points a little, so as to allow me to split up accordingly.  I apprieciate ALL of your help (Jay_Jay70, FriarTuk, and FE).  BTW, I was under the impression by by Jay_Jay70's post that if I were able to use FE's site in any way to give credit to him.  Is that not correct?
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I put that site up primarily for EE, and I do not get any reimbursement for the expenses of running it, so it is up to you to decide if any of the subject matter is deserving of points.  I think Jay understands this, and is the reason he made that comment.

Regardless, thanks, and happy computing!

FE
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Thank you :) And you were under the right assumption regarding the credit, Thanks fo the Split though and cheers to all
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