XP to vista network sharing?

Mr Dude - Mar 27, 2010 at 09:11 AM
 Mr Dude - Mar 27, 2010 at 05:08 PM

It took me a while to set up a network and I've been filesharing between my vista PC and XP PC, both connected to the same wireless network. (XP connected wirelessly, vista directly to router)
But recently both Vista and XP have stopped being able to access one another.
When I try to access vista through the XP comp I can see the public folder in network places, but double clicking produces "network path cannot be found" (it's a bit longer, basically suggesting I might not have permissions and must contact network admin)

How can I fix this?

2 responses

dawooddoe Posts 404 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 12, 2010 109
Mar 27, 2010 at 10:54 AM
Have a look on this simple file sharing or password protected file sharing in Windows Vista article, maybe you did not enable file sharing correctly in Windows Vista.

Also you need to make sure there is no firewall blocking on that Vista computer.
Tried that... Printer/File on, password off, firewall off... Same workgroup name, public with permissions set properly...
A tough nut to crack, I'd say. Any more suggestions?
Huh. After a coupla times I reconnected my wireless adapter it worked again.