I would check firewall first. Or this link may help.
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"IM STUCK" <IMSTUCK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:FC6A8739-9E01-41B0-8F4A-D4B5C804F169@microsoft.com...
I have recenlty bought a windows vista desktop and want to use the laptop for
storing files etc. when i tried connecting them i created a new network
connection and named them both (workgroup) although when i tried to detect my
laptop on the desktop-(vista) it was unable to locate it, but on the
laptop-(xps2) i was able to explore the desktop and copy,move and delete
files there even at the root of the HDD. All that I want to do is only access
the sharing folder so that when i want to transfer a file all i have to do is
place it into the folder and copy it this goes for both computer's if anyone
can help me i would be extremely gratefull as i am at breaking point lol.
HELP ME IM STUCK