home network XP comp cant' access files on vista desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by David, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. David

    David Guest


    My laptop running xp cannot access files on my desktop running vista.

    Desktop can access files on laptop, I can also access files laptop>desktop
    using Laplink.

    Error message says talk to administrator (me) don't have appropriate

    Don' t know whether this problem first manifested itself when I changed
    routers. Have tried without firewall on router and on desktop.

    I believe sharing is set appropriately. I am not being asked for any
    passwords and I do know them.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions as to what I should look at please?

    David, Aug 26, 2009
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  2. David,

    I'm not a Vista expert. I have worked around it by creating, in vista, the
    same user account I have in XP. Same name and password.

    Hope this help.

    João José Lobo, Sep 3, 2009
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  3. David

    David3128 Guest



    Thank you for the reply I will try what you suggest when I ahve a little
    more time.
    It toook me ages to access the thread because I could not find it as the
    email link did not open.


    David3128, Sep 3, 2009
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