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[SOLVED] Cant seem to share on home network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ShenaniganS, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. ShenaniganS

    ShenaniganS Thread Starter

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    I just finished setting up a home network and everything seems to be working fine. My internet (DSL) is working fine on both of my comps but i cant seem to share any files between them. Im running windows xp pro on one and windows xp home edition on the other. Once i try to enter the other comp C drive my comp tells me a error has occured and that it needs to end the program, being my explorer.exe. Whitin seconds it comes back on. Any suggestions pleaz reply

    Thanx in advance:D
     
  2. yellow_grrl

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    have u enabled file/printer sharing in the options?
     
  3. Mithrilhall

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    See if you can ping each computer from each other. If so, you know it's not a cable problem.

    If you think you're Explorer.exe is damaged...try this:

    Start-->Run-->cmd

    sfc /scannow

    You'll need your Windows CD in the CD tray if you want to try SFC (System File Checker).

    Also, make sure that the Windows XP built-in firewall is off.
    Right-click Network Neighborhood and choose properties. Select Local Area Connection and choose properties. Select (Don't uncheck) TCP/IP and choose properties. Click the Advanced tab and make sure "Protect my Computer and Network......" is not checked.
     
  4. ShenaniganS

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    I tryed what you both said but i cant seem to find both of these options. So i was wondering if you can direct me where exactly these options are.

    I am do have a router of a hub. I am running the network of a D-Link network card with a cross over cable.

    Thanx in advance.
     
  5. play1998

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    hey can you pig each other of the computer the ip address that it has, hey if you could then you should be able to share
     
  6. yellow_grrl

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    go under network connections, right click you LAN connection, click on Properties, when the box opens up, ensure that the File/Printer sharing has been selected. this will enable you to share across the LAN. Hope this helps :)
     
  7. ShenaniganS

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    I can now share files.Thanx. Is there a way that i can now enter the other comps hard drive from my comp? We can share files only the files that in our Shared Folder and thats all. Any i deas how to share whats on the hd?
     
  8. yellow_grrl

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    Go under 'my computer', right click on the drive u want to share, click on properties, select the sharing tab on the top of the box, and select that u want to share the drive.. that shood work for ya! Hope this helps :)
     
  9. ShenaniganS

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    yellow grrl you have done it again! Thank you for your help i can now share my hd on boths my comps. thank again.
     
  10. GillIT

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    You can also right click the folder or drive you wish to share... choose the "Sharing..." option.
     
  11. yellow_grrl

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    No Prob, Glad I Cood Help:)
     
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