How to perform sharing on two computers?

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Hi friends,

I have two computers. One is a laptop and the other is a desktop. We installed Win 7 in laptop and Win XP in desktop system. I want to share both systems,  but an error occurred.

How can I share both PC's ??

Thanks in advance.

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Best Answer by nelinkol
Answered By 0 points N/A #125537

How to perform sharing on two computers?

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Easiest way is:

  • Make both workgroups the same . windows key + pause under computer. Kill password sharing in Windows 7.
  • Right mouse on the LAN in Win7, open network / change advanced.
  • Select turn off password sharing. Make sure turn network discovery and file sharing are on.
  • Create a folder in XP share it.
  • Tick simple file sharing if its off (my computer / tools / folder options / view).
  • Create a folder in Win 7 right mouse / properties  / sharing / share.
  • Select everyone up the top, change the bottom to read/write. Saves you mucking around with passwords, or entering IPs in to get into the other folder.
  • To make things easier if you want to copy install files etc. Go to start/run in Win7, type shell:sendto, right mouse / new shortcut. Go to the networked folder add it. Then it'll appear under the send to context menu.
  • Do the same with XP, except type 'send to', under start/run and do the same thing.
  • If you don't have any other Win 7 PC's, kill homegroup. Computer, highlight homegroup / right mouse / change homegroup settings / leave homegroup.
  • If any firewalls are installed on either (besides windows), configure them.
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Answered By 0 points N/A #125538

How to perform sharing on two computers?

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OK I have understand your problem.

  • Open a DOS Box (remember this) :
  • Start : Run
  • Type "cmd" (short for command.com) and click OK
  • type "ipconfig /all"
  • This will list all the network adapters and their associated details.
  • type "ipconfig /all>>c:network.txt" to output previous data to a text file called network.txt in the root of your 'C' Drive.
  • Open using notepad (on the accessories menu in the Programs Menu)
  • Do this on Both.
  • Record The IP address (make sure you are reading the right connection (wireless / Local Area Network/Connection)
  • IPaddress should be something like : 192.168.1.2 172.16.1.2 10.0.1.2
  • On computer 'A' in the DOS box type "Ping 192.168.1.2" (Replace 192.168.1.2 with computer B's IP)
  • On Computer 'B' repeat with computer A's IP "ping 192.168.1.1" (replace 192.168.1.1 with A's IP)
  • Record The result.
  • Do you get a ping reply from A-B Or B-A?
  • Do they 'Time Out'?
  • If successful try typing "\192.168.1.2" Into Internet explorer on Computer A (replace IP with B's)
  • try \computer A's IP on computer B
  • Check for  error messages
  • If No, Right click a folder on computer A and click sharing. Add a share with name.
  • Refresh computer B's view of "\{A's IP}"
  • Check  you have no firewall software running on the PC. This would stop the laptop from seeing it.

Hope this information helps you.

Neil

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Once you've created your wired or wireless network, sharing files is pretty simple. If you are using Windows, you should first make sure that the "File and Printer Sharing" box is checked. This option is located in the Properties tab of the Network Connections Control Panel. Once file sharing is enabled, you can just right-click the drive, folder, or file you would like to share, and select "Sharing and Security." Then choose "Share this Folder" or "Share this File," enter any other permissions, and click OK.
 
To access shared files from a networked computer, open "My Network Places" and locate the computer's name. Double-click the computer's icon and the list of shared files should show up. You can drag the shared files onto your hard disk or a folder on your desktop just like you can with local files.
 
To share files on Mac OS X, you must first enable File Sharing by opening System Preferences and clicking the "File Sharing" box in the Sharing preference panel. You can view networked computers by opening a new window in the Finder and clicking the "Network" icon. Another way to view the local network is to choose "Connect to Server…" from the Go menu in the Finder and click the "Browse" button in the window that appears.
 
Once the network window is open, double-click the computer you would like to access and you will be prompted for username and password. If there is none required, just hit Enter without typing anything. Otherwise, enter the correct login information and click "Connect." The computer's folder of shared files will appear on the desktop, allowing you to access them like local files on your hard drive.
 

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