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File Sharing on 2 Networked Computers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JTERRY, Jun 9, 2005.

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  1. JTERRY

    JTERRY Thread Starter

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    We have 2 computers A, B both running windows xp --File sharing is enabled on both. Currently we print from both computers along the network to the same printer. We are trying to share files as well and are currently unable to. What we are trying to do is share a filemaker database and go to network neighborhood in order to see the hard drive of computer A from B and visa versa but are unable to. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. GyBear

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    Not enough. You have to set some folder(s) for sharing. In Explorer, just right-click on the folder(s) and select sharing. Or you can move/copy your files to the Shared Documents folder (*EDIT* To share files between users on the same machine)
     
  3. JTERRY

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    So just by giving access to C: doesn't give access to entire hard drive? Will try your suggestion tomorrow and see what happens - thanks
     
  4. GyBear

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    File sharing is enabled on both. was interpreted as The service was not as C: root was shared.

    Are you using XP Pro or Home? Did you change the share name? Did you create the folder your DB is in after enabling sharing? Do you have a firewall?
     
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    SOLVED- Firewall settings issue -- thanks for all your help
     
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