Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
How to give Permissions are there, too.
If you are running Norton, Trend Micro, McAfee, etcâ€™s Firewall, check its
settings to make sure it allows file and printer sharing..
1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
In Vista Network and Sharing:
Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
File Sharing: ON
Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vistaâ€™s Public Folder is the same as XPâ€™s Shared
Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.
Also, run the XPâ€™s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.
> I have Vista x64, when on XP I could see my brothers XP computer fine
> but now I've upgraded it's no longer the case. I have to type
> \\computername in the search to see his computer. How can I make it so
> that when I open up the 'Network' from the start menu I can just see his