Accessing workgroup computers

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I can see many computers in my networkplaces under workgroup, but if I try to access them, it shows that path to the following computer is not accessible. Please help and tell me how to access all the computers in the workgroup (i.e, a hack to access to all computers and browse contents in that computer).

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Two probable causes – either the PC in question (visible not accessible) is already off but the local master browser is not yet aware this happened, or (more probable) the file sharing and/or firewall exception for file sharing ports is not activated… In both cases (first especially :o)) hack is not easy.

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  • Darkstar911
    check firewall setting and see if file and printing sharing services are allowed. make sure file and printing services are installed on the NIC card.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    You're seeing "shares" but haven't yet been given permission to access "files and directories". Ask the people whose computers you want to access to grant you such permissions.
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  • bhannah
    I can see every PC and Server in my Network from my PC.  But then again I am signing in as admin and they show in the Network Map.  Most likely you are seeing the "shares" set up, that you don't have permissions to.  If you are seeing the PC in the Network map then the issue is not in the Firewall.  The issue will be in that the local machine that you want to have the share on, has not had the folder or files share turned on.  You will need to have the person that owns the folder or file grant the share in File and Print Sharing and then give you the user ID and Password for the share. 
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