Network problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by softnfurry, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. softnfurry

    softnfurry Guest

    I have used a crossover cable to network a Vista laptop with an XP desktop.
    I have set IP addresses etc as per
    http://www.home-network-help.com/configuring-ip.html

    All is fine except that I cannot share the second partition on the Vista
    Laptop.
    The XP desktop shares all drives and the usual shared folders.
    The Vista laptop has shared the public folders, but whatever I do I cannot
    get it to share the whole second partition ( D: ) to the desktop.

    The XP desktop can see it in network places, "//laptop/D" but on trying to
    open it on the desktop I get an "unavailable for sharing " error.

    How do I set the vista laptop to share the whole partition?
    Do I have to share each of the hundreds of folders individually?

    When I right click the D: Partition on the Laptop, under properties,
    sharing, it says it is shared, with the button greyed out.
    Do I need to go further in and mess with permissions etc?
    The only user is an administrator and no password is set at all on the
    Vista Laptop...

    Thanks
     
    softnfurry, Aug 7, 2009
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  2. softnfurry

    softnfurry Guest

    Sorry,
    XP pro sp3 and Vista Home premium sp2
     
    softnfurry, Aug 7, 2009
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  3. softnfurry

    softnfurry Guest

    Sorry,
    XP pro sp3 and Vista Home premium sp2
     
    softnfurry, Aug 7, 2009
    #3
  4. softnfurry

    softnfurry Guest

    Sorry,
    XP pro sp3 and Vista Home premium sp2
     
    softnfurry, Aug 7, 2009
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