I have two computers running XP Home edition. They are linked via a router and are both connected to the internet. Recently I decided to set up a Network Connection between them so I could share files.
Initially I had a setback when one computer could not access the other's files. I managed to solve this by allowing the IP range for the network in my Firewall (Zone Alarm). Now both computers can see each other, however one of them cannot access the other one and cannot see its shared files in My Network Places (Say CompA cannot access CompB). An error message comes up when I try to access the other computer;
"\\(CompB) is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you had access permissions.
Access is denied"
Side Note - Not sure if this is connected:
On CompA there is only one profile - Administrator. On CompB, there is only one active profile (Say UserA). However as this computer was bought second hand it has possibly three other profiles on there: Default, Administrator and Owner. None of these appear under Control Panel/User Accounts, but they have folders on Documents and Settings Folder. Full contents of that folder are as follows:
The reason for all this spiel is because i have been informed that for CompA to access CompB the user profile details have to be the same - i.e. administrator user profile. However if I try to change UserA to administrator under Control Panel/User Profiles it says that "An account named Administrator already exists" even though it isn't in the list of Profiles.
All I want is for each computer to be able to access the other. Can anyone help?