Can't access shared files/folders

nnicko

New Member
Hi! I have Vista x64 Ultimate on my desktop and Vista x64 Home Premium on my wireless laptop. I’m trying to share files and folders. I believe I’ve done everything I needed to enable file sharing on both computers. All my Sharing and Discovery buttons are turned on except Password Protect Sharing. I added “Everyone” to my sharing list on both computers. Both computers have the same Workgroup name.
My problem is that I don’t know how to access the shared files/folders from either computer. All the web sites I’ve visited tell me how to enable sharing but none of them tell me how to access them. It’s probably a simple process but I can’t figure it out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. If any of my files or folders have the same name on both computers would that be a problem? :confused:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78-T
    Memory
    Crucial 4GB 240PIN DDR2 DIMM Unbuffered
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3300 GPU
    Sound Card
    On-Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron 24" L246WP-BN
    Screen Resolution
    Native 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate SATA 320GB
    PSU
    Enermax Pro 82+ 625W
    Case
    Lian LI PC65
    Cooling
    4 80mm (2 front,1 rear, 1 top) + PSU fan
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse II
    Internet Speed
    Verizon DSL 3Mbps download 768Kbps upload

nnicko

New Member
Thanks for the reply! After I posted the message I called MS. The nice tech took control of my computer. It took her about an hour but she got the file sharing working. She had to delete my Trend Micro Virsu Protection as it was somehow conflicting with my sharing. Afterwords I re-installed it and things are fine. Thanks again for your quick reply!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78-T
    Memory
    Crucial 4GB 240PIN DDR2 DIMM Unbuffered
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3300 GPU
    Sound Card
    On-Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron 24" L246WP-BN
    Screen Resolution
    Native 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate SATA 320GB
    PSU
    Enermax Pro 82+ 625W
    Case
    Lian LI PC65
    Cooling
    4 80mm (2 front,1 rear, 1 top) + PSU fan
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse II
    Internet Speed
    Verizon DSL 3Mbps download 768Kbps upload

pacinitaly

HappyGuru Lovin2Help
Vista Guru
WOW....

what phone number did you call?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    gateway/m6881
    CPU
    centrino core 2 duo 2.2ghz T7500
    Memory
    3GB
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    fios 35MB not!!!!

nnicko

New Member
WOW....

what phone number did you call?
Hi gumba! I called 1-866-452-4755. Please note: You get 90 days of free technical support from the first day you call regardless of when you purchased Vista (Also applies to Office 2007 and probably all their other products). Hope that helps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78-T
    Memory
    Crucial 4GB 240PIN DDR2 DIMM Unbuffered
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3300 GPU
    Sound Card
    On-Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron 24" L246WP-BN
    Screen Resolution
    Native 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate SATA 320GB
    PSU
    Enermax Pro 82+ 625W
    Case
    Lian LI PC65
    Cooling
    4 80mm (2 front,1 rear, 1 top) + PSU fan
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse II
    Internet Speed
    Verizon DSL 3Mbps download 768Kbps upload
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