How do i get desktop files from my laptop? Plz help kindly

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FuzzyWuzzy

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I set up the network on my desktop and enabled sharing on the folder. But how do I access them from my laptop?
 

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i guess i should also state that i have my desktop and laptop connected to a wireless router.
 

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You're really something! You post in the middle of the night, wait a couple of hours, and then you're annoyed when you don't get a response! This is free help, and some of us actually sleep at night. :rolleyes:

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0 for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
 

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sorry about that i was too excited to get things going.

Thanks for the post, but Im such a newbie and dont know how to do any of that stuff. Could you so kindlytell me how to check pings, enable file sharing on the laptop, and etc.

thanks
 

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i tried doing a search, but its too general.

i have a general idea of what to do, but i dont know how to go about it.

do you have any links to sites that will go in detail on this
 

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I supplied three links in the previous message, they have detailed tutorials on doing the task.
 
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Have you tried just going to my network places on the laptop then click the C drive on the desktop, this is what i have done and it has worked fine.
 

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The only thing I can think of is, when I went through the network setup wizard, its not setup the exact same as the one on the desktop OR maybe I dont have the correct network option.

I believe theres like 10 options.
 
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For more information how how to network XP, see:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

For starters, I would not recommend using the network wizard. It is not that difficult to configure things manually. Also, if there are problems you are better equipped to solve them.

It is difficult to give specific instructions for every situation since there would be too many to try and cover them all.
 
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To get to network places go to My Computer and on the left there will be an option that says other places and under it it says my network places.
 
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