How To Make A File Server

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cky

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hi i have two computers both running windows xp. they are both connected to the internet through an ethernet switch. i want to make one of them a file server what is the best way to do this?
 
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Sharing drives and/or folders is much easier.

That's what you want, right? Windows shares?
 

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i made a windows share for a hard drive already but after i turned off the computer(not Server) i can no longer acess the share it says it is not available
 

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yes i know but i left the server on at night but the other computer i turned off. when i woke up i turned on the computer(non server) but i couldnt acess the share even though the server was on.
 

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Well, something is sure wrong. I turn my systems off and on all the time and then access file shares, it's never been an issue.

Can you be more specific what you're doing? Are you mapping a drive letter and then it doesn't come back after you boot?
 

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i map a network drive and it works then i shut off my non server computer then i turn it on again and the drive is still there but it canot be acessed.
 

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it tries to acess it but it says something about the network path does not exist or something like that
 

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