This is actually exactly the same as my problem now. Isn't Vista so
ridiculous? I did find however that I can access the XP machine by typing
\\[IP address] in the address bar of windows explorer, you might want to try
that. (To get IP address, open command prompt and type ipconfig on your XP
What I want to know is why does Vista display the XP machine (with correct
IP address) in the network map, display the XP machine in the Network folder
and then say it can't access it when you click on it? It makes no sense to me
and it's driving me mad, I've wasted so much time on it already as I'm sure
thousands of other users have. We need answers from Microsoft right now.
"Harry VanDyke" wrote:
> "Aidan Curran" wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> > I've read a lot of threads on this but none have helped my situation. This
> > should be really simple but it's not.
> > Here's my problem:
> > I have a new PC running Vista Business. My laptop is running XP Pro. They
> > are both connected to my router (by cable). I have set workgroup name the
> > same for both (I ran the Network setup wizard in XP).
> > In XP if I search for computer it does not find my Vista PC (yes I typed the
> > name correctly).
> > In Vista the XP machine does not show up under network (I guess there is no
> > 'search for computer' in Vista). I installed LLTD on XP machine and after
> > that it does show up in Network Map on vista but still not in Network folder.
> > The map is quite useless, it's just a picture, you cannot actually use it to
> > access the other computer but it does show that the vista machine can 'see'
> > the XP machine.
> > My settings on Vista machine are:
> > Network type: private
> > Network discovery: on
> > File sharing: On
> > Public folder sharing: on (also tried off)
> > printer sharing: on
> > password protected sharing: off (also tried on)
> > I tried turning off firewalls on both machines (only use built in, no 3rd
> > party).
> > My setup is really simple and basic, this should not be so difficult (I have
> > spent hours and hours already). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Aidan
> I found the same problem.Have basically the same setup, one computer with XP
> pro and one with Vista Ultimate.
> I was finally able to access files on my Vista machine from the XP machine
> after going through the procedure on "Sharing Files" on the
> http://windowshelp.microcsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/ site.
> But I could never access the XP computer from the Vista one.
> I keep getting Windows cannot access\\KAREN check the spelling of the name,
> Otherwise there might be a problem with your network.....
> The spelling was checked and rechecked, it shows up on the network but I
> can't access it.