Mapped Network Drive what port?

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barryskin

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I normally transfer files between my office XP machine and my home XP machine using a mapped network drive on the home machine.
I recently installed Service Pack 3 on my office XP machine and the mapped network drive stopped working.
When I turn the Windows Firewall off the mapped drive works again.
So I need to set an exception, I assume this should be a port.
What port do I use and should it be TCP or UDP?

Alternatively, is there a better (newer) way to transfer files between home and office?
 

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Are these machines in different locations and connecting through the Internet?
 

barryskin

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They are on separate computers connected over the internet, I want to access work from home. I have VPN running to get to my work computer. I know the VPN is working and my office machine is working because I can see it using a Remote Desktop Connection.
 
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