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OK My laptop has Windows Vista on it and I just recently went to Vista on my home PC....When I ran XP I could get Vista and XP set up just find to share across the network but now I am having trouble.

I have tried to right click on the c:\\ drive and go to share but the share this drive is grayed out and I have to go to advanced sharing and it does not seem like anything i do will get the drive to show on the network as being shared....

I am new with Vista when it comes to some of these network things...Any ideas on what I can do to get this fixed...
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Man your problem is overwhelming, check this guide File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista.

Hope that helps
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Well... #1... Dont share your c:\\ drive... Why would you want to... It raises all sorts of security issues. You can certainly share it if you want but for security reasons I dont think it will show up in vista. You can always go to your run box and type \\\\computername or IP\\share(in this case "share" would be "C" or whatever you named it. You can also right click "computer" in vista and click "manage". Then go to "shared folders" and then "shares". This will show you all of your current shares that are in place. Note that the "$" sign means that the share is hidden (and for a good reason). In order for you to access the share you would have to go to the share as mentioned in the above syntax and type a $ sign behind the share name. Again in this case it would be "C$". As you will see it is the default for Windows XP and Vista to have a "C$" share as well as others like "IPC$" "admin$" and any other HDD drive letters you may have. Hidden shares require passwords (unless you are in a domain with an admin token) which means you must have an administrator account with a password attached to it to have access. It will not accept a no password whether you put a password on the admin account or not. The account used must be an admin account on the computer that the share you are trying to access is on.
    
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Thanks guys...I will check this out when I get home.....I am just sharing across my personal network so I am not to worried about security...Plus only long enough to transfer the stuff that I need to transfer...Dont want to waste cd's to do it.
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Thanks guys...I will check this out when I get home.....I am just sharing across my personal network so I am not to worried about security...Plus only long enough to transfer the stuff that I need to transfer...Dont want to waste cd's to do it.
Well... Im not referring to people causing security problems with this... just network types of viruses and malicious software and such on your network.
    
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Thanks guys....Got them sharing...
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