The objective of this question is to learn - not to simply solve one problem. So, "have you tried this?" isn't the kind of answer I'm looking for. Rather, "Here is how you do it that will surely work".
I fairly well have gotten simple file sharing to work with Windows XP Pro 32. Now, with Windows 7 Pro 64 machines coming into the mix it seems to be a problem once more. I've gotten away with "a standard setup" and "try this and that" when problems arose. That's not good enough. I want to learn how to set things up to just work.
"Simple file sharing" .. no logins or passwords.
I have a Win 7 64 machine that can't be mapped on another Win 7 64 machine. But it *can* be mapped on a Win XP 32 machine just fine.
So, I want to start from scratch and set them up to share files without "\\computer\folder can't be accessed".
What should I read to both understand and to set things up? What's the best approach for reliable setups?