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  1. Ferendon

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    Ok, so I've got Vista Business, the wifey has XP Pro, and the new laptop has Vista Basic. I can access my wife's whole HDD with no problems, from my PC or the laptop. But, no matter what I do, I can't gain access to either Vista computer, from any of the other computers. I can see them on the network, connect to them, but it always says Access is Denied when I try to access a folder or map a drive. I've got Network Discovery on, File Sharing, Public Folder sharing, and Media Sharing all on, on both Vista PCs. Just need to get it running smoothly.
     
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    You MUST have accounts on all the machines that are the same and the same passwords. YES, they MUST be passworded. Then one should have access to All of the machines from any machine, providing that there has been shared defined for "Everyone" to have access.

    That said, one still can not access another's "Documents" folders.
     
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    Essentially, I need to create an account on the laptop that has the same user/pass as the account I use on my desktop?
     
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    Thanks a bunch. Created the accounts, and it worked great. I haven't been messing with Vista long, as I just now upgraded from 2000 Pro. If there was any support for it, I'd STILL be using 2kPro.... It was getting really old downloading the same stuff again, because I couldn't transfer it, and I had no CD-Rs. Again, thank you.
     
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