> Hi All,
> I just got a Vista x64 machine. One user account without a
> password. I created a folder on C:\ called Public and enabled sharing
> read/write for everyone. When I click on the Vista computer from my WinXP
> computer it asks for a user name/password. What is the password? How do set
> this up for straight sharing?
I'm not sure why you don't simply use the Public folder that is in your
user directory instead. That would be a better solution than trying to
share a folder at the root of C:\, a protected area. That's number one.
Number two, create an identical user account on the Vista machine that
matches the one on the XP box. I think it is better to create passwords
(you can always set the machines to log into the specific account
automatically if you want that convenience and security isn't an issue),
but you at least need the same user accounts.
Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as
files and folders:
take you through Vista networking very well:
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User