If you don't want to use the Public folders (and no, they do not double the
amount of space used), then you need to share your user profile's data
folders. Do so by right clicking one and choosing properties/sharing tab and
enable network sharing. Then open the network and sharing center and enable
file sharing and public sharing.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Harmon Koeltz" <woodenuff@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have two computers that "see" each other on the network. The Vista
>computer can access the XP computer and it's files and folders. The XP
>computer can "see" the Vista computer but can only access sample music and
>sample pictures. I have looked at the networking and sharing center and
>can't figure out how to share. It asks me to add a person but I don't
>understand. Does that mean add the name of the other computer I want to
>grant access to? I don't want to move everything to the Public folder
>because as I understand it, that uses twice the space on the C drive.
>Basically I want to share the Documents, Pictures, and Music folders with
>the other computer on my home network.
> Any help appreciated