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Hey,

So I'm trying to get some stuff off my desktop and onto my laptop for when I go to my moms (in case I don't bring it), and I'm having a hell of a time.

I've set the sharing options on both computers to this:



I've shared the folders that I want to transfer, but when I go to my Network on the laptop and browse to my desktop, all I get is this:



When I browse to the "Public" section, there's just a bunch of "Public Videos" and "Public Music" type of folders. I've even tried to move the files on my desktop to those folders. When I browse with my laptop, they're not there.

What am I doing wrong? I know it's something small and easy to miss...

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post #2 of 8
Turn "Media Sharing" on. Also, make sure you named the network the same exact thing in setup. For example, if your network is called "Gooda", you must input "Gooda" into both configurations.

I haven't been in Vista in a while, but is there any option to not have a password requirement in Public Sharing?
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Turn "Media Sharing" on. Also, make sure you named the network the same exact thing in setup. For example, if your network is called "Gooda", you must input "Gooda" into both configurations.

I haven't been in Vista in a while, but is there any option to not have a password requirement in Public Sharing?
Yea, I turned on Media sharing and it created a new icon in Network...but I only have the ability to stream.

And I can't find a way to turn off the need for a password...

If there some type of guide on how to share with Vista? I swear it's harder than heart surgery...

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I managed to do share all of my folders just fine with 3 computers, one on XP, the other on Vista Ult, and another on Ubuntu. It's odd that you can't get it to work.

I'm not going to go through the basics here because I assume you tried all of that through google, etc. What kind of router do you have? That is what might be giving you trouble...
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Turn off file sharing wizard, the same way you could in XP Pro.

Tools or View > Folder Options > Second or third tab (the one with all the boxes) > Last or second to last one. See if that helps at all.

Otherwise, enable every Sharing thing Vista has.
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Going to sound stupid, but after you enable a 'shared folder' & set the permissions, you may have to reboot to see the folder from the other PC.

It was already mentioned, but just as a side note, make sure that both PCs have the same workgroup name like this:



After you change that, you'll need to reboot as well.

A quick way to browse the shared folder for later use is to find the folder through Network first, then Right-Click & select "Map Network Drive" and assign it a drive letter. It'll save you a bunch of clicks & already connect to the drive when the two PCs are together.
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post #7 of 8
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Nope, still nothing.

I'm using this router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124190 *Flashed to DD-WRT*

I'll give that a shot Idignity.

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Edited by Havegooda - 7/3/08 at 6:03pm
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Odd. I changed the name of the computer and it shows up 0.o

Oh well, it's working now! Wahoo! Thanks guys, +rep all around!

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