Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows 7 Work Network,
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
Windows XP File Sharing -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
"michaelsurles" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have a similar problem as that of Duke of URL. I have the same
> workgroup name for my vista desktop and my xp laptop and when I try to
> share my vista Documents folder to the xp, I get an access denied error
> message when trying to open the vista folder from the xp pro.
> it will not allow me to add a username from the xp pro to share when
> selecting Share options, only users on the vista. It does not recognize
> any users from the xp pro.
> I have all the network sharing features on except for password
> protected sharing and media files, but cannot add a user from the xp pro
> laptop to the Documents folder.
> The permissions are wide open and still I cannot access the files on
> the vista, but I don't have any problem accessing the xp pro files from
> the vista home premium.
> I don't want to use a public folder as I want to be able to view all of
> the files and then access the files for read or edit in my Documents
> folder on the vista from my xp pro.
> What I want to know is how to get your Documents folder on myvista to
> share with the xp pro laptop so that I can review them and do searches
> on them or edit them. I have thousands of files and it would be a
> nightmare to move them all to the public folder. I would also like to
> sync them if possible as I use the laptop while away and want to connect
> it back to the private network and sync the files after editing them.
> This should not be that hard and yet I have spent hours on trying to
> make this work. I can see the shared vista folders on the xp pro, I
> just can't open them. I have tried everything I have read so far in the
> forum and on the HP Help and Support database on network sharing.
> Any assistance would be appreciated.