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vista file sharing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Delta Dart, Jul 19, 2008.

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  1. Delta Dart

    Delta Dart Thread Starter

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    Need advice
    I am trying to share my vista computer with a laptop I have that has win 98 installed. I am trying to use the "manage network drive" method. I can get the vista computer to recognize the win 98 computer files, but I can not get the win 98 computer to recognize the vista computer. I am trying to do this using a router. Everything else works using the router e.i. internet etc. This is a wierd sounding explanation I know but don't know to reword the problem. I had a similar problem a while back when I tried to do the same with win 2k and win 98 computers. Anyway could use some help.

    Thanks
    Russ

    Dell E-520
    vista home premium 32 bit
    160g HD
    2g mem
     
  2. Courtneyc

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    Create an account on the 98 machine that exactly matches a preexisting account on the Vista machine (username and password; password cannot be blank). Now LOG IN on that account on the 98 machine. You should now be able to access files on the Vista machine.

    Courtney
     
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  4. Delta Dart

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    Thanks for replys folks. Will Try.
    Russ
     
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