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File sharing over two Vistas? How?

mrlie3

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Okay here's the situation: my desktop has Windows Vista Home Premium with a LINKSYS Wireless G router that is working perfectly, while my laptop has Windows Vista Business connected to this router. How do I make a shared folder in my laptop so my desktop can share them over the network? I've tried the guideline provided in Vista, but so far no help at all. Whenever I tried to make a new folder and click share on the right-click menu, I can't seem to find my desktop's network account. :shok:

Feel free to ask for any info and I'll provide it right away. :help:
 

Mars

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Once you share the folder, you should be able to navigate to the laptop (while using the desktop) by hitting \\computername\sharename into the address bar. Or insert the IP address instead of computername.

Should also show up under "Network" in Explorer if it's set up properly.
 

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