Accessing files/folder on XP and Vista PCs

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Ad Hoc
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
I set up 2 PCs(a vista & an XP) on AD-HOC, I was able too access file shared on the XP but unable to access files shared on the vista from the XP PC,pls show me the way out.

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Microsoft has a very good article on this at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

It boils down to the following steps, but includes nice screenshots:

* Set the workgroup name to be the same on all the computers
* Set the network location type (home or work)
* Enable file and printer sharing options

Another important step!
If you have passwords turned on (and I hope you do!)
you will have to create the same user ID on each computer that will share.

For example,
if Bob is signed in to the XP PC,
there must be a Bob ID with the same password on the Vista PC.

If Sue is on the Vista PC,
then the XP computer needs a Sue account as well.

The same basic principle is true in Windows 7 as well.

One final note about firewalls.
When you turn on sharing the first time, Windows Vista will ask if you want to enable firewall rules for file and printer sharing.
If you did not answer yes, or if you use Symantec, McAfee or some other firewall,
you will have to set that manually.

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