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HELP: Enable Vista File Sharing

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I've done this on XP before, but it just seems all so complicated on Vista.

So I'm on a LAN network in my house. I want to be able to share some folders/files over the network. I right click on a folder I want to share, go to Properties. I go to Sharing and click Share. When I try to add a username from another computer, it says that it doesn't exist or something.
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go to your network and sharing center make sure the following are enabled
Network Discovery
file sharing
public file sharing
media sharing
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all are on on both computers. I can see the folder I want to share from another computer, but it wont let me access it.
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Right click on the folder your sharing, click on share. IN the new window, click advanced settings. Click on the permissions and see what is allowed.
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under "Group or User Names" it says Everyone
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