what is the best way to network three pc so that i can access folders on the three machines

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what is the best way to network three pc so that i can access folders on the three machines i want all of us to have access to our work that we have saved on the machine the machines use win xp home

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Best way? Upgrade to XP pro.

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Using an inexpensive switch such as this <a href=”http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?Using an inexpensive switch such as this <a href=”http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1115416836813&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper”>Linksys switch</a>, then turn on file sharing explained <a href=”http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/winxpnetworking/ht/winxpsfs.htm”>here</a>. You should be good to go!
Good Luck!
-Flame

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Last time I even looked at XP home edition on a network I was only able to share by the shared documents folder. I could not access the drives and folders of any of the other computers outside of that one folder even though a linksys switch was also being used. It wasn’t important to the user for more sharing than that. All they wanted was to be able to share their printer with all the computers. That was several years ago and I have only worked with XP Pro since then. That’s why I suggested upgrading to XP Pro for the best networking and sharing experience. If someone else has better knowledge and expreience with networking and sharing using XP Home edition, please share!
~ technochic

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