I have a desktop running xp pro that has files and folders that are marked for sharing.
I have a laptop running Vista that needs to access those files and folders.
I could access them at the old location/network where they were set up.
we have moved, we are now hooked up to another company's network (subleasing a part of their space).
Since the move, I cannot get the Vista laptop to access the files on the desktop.
both computers are on the same network. both are in the same workgroup. I have disabled password protected sharing on the vista machine. I can see the XP machine in the network list on the vista computer. But when I open it, it asks me for a username and password.
I have tried having no password on the XP machine.
I have tried setting up an admin user account on the xp machine that has the same name/password as the account on the Vista machine.
What am I missing? If the computers can see each other, there couldn't be any restrictions on the new network we are using (they have a sonicwall firewall box), could there?