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Copying files over network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ether.real, Sep 7, 2003.

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  1. ether.real

    ether.real Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2003
    I have two PCs running XP Pro networked with a router and
    DSL connection. PC1 is an ftp server. I can copy and
    paste from PC1 to anywhere on the network no problem, but
    from PC2 I cannot copy files from PC1. I get the
    following error:
    "Cannot copy (filename): Cannot find the specified file.
    Make sure you specify the correct path and file name."

    I have re-setup the network several times, and put another
    PC on the network, it could not copy from PC1 either.
    There is no firewall other than the router.

    Thanks for any help.


    I am running XP Pro on both
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Actually, you may have the XP firewall running, which would screw up the works.

    Right click on My Network Places, select Properties.
    Right click on Local Area Network, select Properties.
    Select the advanced tab, and turn off the firewall.
    Do this on both machines.
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