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Network File/Printer Sharing

  1. #1


    Ralph Smith Guest

    Network File/Printer Sharing

    Have Vista Ultimate installed on desktop #1 and can read/share all the files
    that are on desktop #2 which is running XP Pro. However, cannot read any
    files that are on the Vista machine from the XP Pro machine. Have tried
    everything I can think of with no luck. Any suggestions. File sharing,
    etc. are all turned on properly.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Network File/Printer Sharing

    Many possibilities. Can you ping the vista by ip? If yes, what do you receive if using "net use \\xpip" command? Or this troubleshooting may help,

    Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing
    1. Make sure you can see each other, for example ping. 2. Make sure you enable file sharing....

    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums....php?p=449#449

    Vista Troubleshooting Collections
    Vista sharing problem; Vista can't access the Internet; Wireless doesn't work in Vista...

    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=259

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Ralph Smith" <randssmith@cox.net> wrote in message news:6DF51BC3-DE92-4C6F-9566-D40C8F2E601B@microsoft.com...
    Have Vista Ultimate installed on desktop #1 and can read/share all the files
    that are on desktop #2 which is running XP Pro. However, cannot read any
    files that are on the Vista machine from the XP Pro machine. Have tried
    everything I can think of with no luck. Any suggestions. File sharing,
    etc. are all turned on properly.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Keith D Guest

    REPLY:-: Network File/Printer Sharing


    "Ralph Smith" <randssmith@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:6DF51BC3-DE92-4C6F-9566-D40C8F2E601B@microsoft.com...
    > Have Vista Ultimate installed on desktop #1 and can read/share all the
    > files that are on desktop #2 which is running XP Pro. However, cannot
    > read any files that are on the Vista machine from the XP Pro machine.
    > Have tried everything I can think of with no luck. Any suggestions. File
    > sharing, etc. are all turned on properly.




    Hi

    I had exactly the same problem with same 2 OS systems
    via a lynksis router

    it took 4 hours to microsoft tec centre on phone plus a conference call
    with lynksis so sort this out

    they will know have the answers in the tec centre dbase

    have you still got this problem or are you out of it yet

    if no then i will try to send settings

    one thing to do remove !!! all third party firewalls and virus /spyware
    programmes

    also check you have told vista hardware to be sharing
    you should see a small icon with 2 small heads
    in it instead of the hand you have in XP

    will look back to this forum later

    cheers

    Keith D.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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