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share a windows vista file to a windows 7 computer

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windows vista (computer name linksys)
control panel > network and sharing center
public folder sharing > on (password required)

network > linksys > public > public videos



how can I see this folder on windows 7 (computer name acer)
under 'network' I can only see my computer and my router
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You still need to share that folder on the vista machine and check that you're both in the same workgroup (Homegroup is new in Win7).
In explorer, right-click the folder and choose Properties
On the Sharing tab, click the Advanced Sharing button
Check the Share this folder box.

Set/check the workgroup name on the Computer Name tab in the sysdm.cpl applet (start->Run/search sysdm.cpl [Enter])... click Change to edit the workgroup name if that's needed.

Here's a checklist for everything about File & Print Sharing in vista:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
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this is a great sharing tutorial

thank you
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