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I am trying create a home network and the wizard completes without error but when I click on "View Workgroup Computers" I get an error beep an no net change in anything. I have rebooted the machine.

another issue, there is no option for sharing files or folders. the tab is gone from property pages. the item in right-click context menu is also gone. how do i get it back. at the end of the networking wizard, i enabled file & printer sharing but it has not affected this issue.
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by:consulteware
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There is two problems:

1) If it is Windows XP Home version, it does not have that tab, it only have SHARED Documents, and it is the only thing that you have the possibility to do there is to have one shared folder.

2) You must go to Widows Explorer, go to Menu - Tools - Folders Options - View -  Advanced Settings - Use simple file sharing (recommended) , uncheck that option and then you will see the sharing folder that you need.

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by:Merete
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after dis-abling simple file sharing>> go to c drive look for a folder named sharted folder r/click it and actually share it fully allowing others to change files.
Do you have a firewall outside of windowsxpsp2?
Just for now close /stop windows firewall.
R/click the taskbar/properties> start menue>customise >advanced> scroll down this list and add favourites menue.
my network places
Network conneections  display as a link
ok apply ok.
Now open the start menue r/click network places and show on desktop.
r/click the desktop my network places  properties>rightclick local area connection> properties> tick to show icon in notification area when connected
and Notify me when it has limited or no connection.
 


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by:Merete
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hope a guide may help a picture can paint a 1000 words :)
http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/addxp.htm

btw>click on "View Workgroup Computers"<<  make everyone part of MSHOME.
chheers good luck.
Remember sometimes settings take a few minutes or longer  keep it simple xp is very friendly to networking.
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by:jhshukla
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@consulteware
It is XP pro and simple sharing is disabled.

@merete
I believe r-clicking any non-system folder and sharing it should be suffice.
No, there is no firewall outside XPSP2. and builtin firewall is configured to grant exceptions to File & Printer Sharing
both computers are members of same the workgroup and they have different names - there isn't any name conflict.

clicking on "View workgroup computers" beeps an error.
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by:jhshukla
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Ok, I solved the problem myself - started "Computer Browser" service from services.msc. It took a while before explorer.exe recognized all the changes and enabled sharing. thanks for your time though.
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