XP Pro can't connect to XP Home shared folders
Posted on 2012-09-14
I seem to have upset the Gods of networking at the moment :(
I've just added an XP Home PC into small office LAN (3 machines, file & printer sharing, internet access).
On the XP Home machine, there's some folders that need to be shared.
These folders are set to share, the hand icon appears. The 'set up network' wizard was run. Even Guest account has been turned on. There is just a single user on the XP Home machine with no password set.
Everything is on a workgroup, the XPh PC is able to access Internet & shared printers hung off an XPP machine.
On the XP Pro machine (PC3), the XP Home PC is visible in the network but attempting to double click on it brings up a username/password box.
The username is greyed out but visible as PC3/Guest. Clicking connect/ok (blank password) doesn't let you in.
What have I missed please? :)
I just need the files/folders shared on the XPh PC to be accessible from PC3, the XP Pro machine.