Cant seem to share drive over network?

Soldato
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Hi,

Im trying to setup and share a hard drive on my desktop, wich is using vista and my laptop using windows xp.

I can see the network desktop on my laptop, but the drive isnt there. I have clicked on share in vista, and still cant see it on the laptop. Any ideas?

To sum up, I want to share a hard drive on my desktop using vista. I want to access the hard drive over the network, on my laptop using xp.
 
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Are both in the same workgroup/domain?

Can you ping each other?

Is Vista's firewall blocking it?

Try accessing it directly using the IP. Like this... \\192.168.0.12
 
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Cheers Im sure they are both in the same group. I can see the laptop on the desktop, but cant pick up the desktop on the laptop lol.

I'll try your suggestions. Thanks mate.
 
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Sussed the password thing. Theres an option in vista to enable password protection for files /folders, hence why its happening. I'll leave it on as its seems like a good idea to me.
 
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