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MatthewG

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I am wondering if it is possible to have my desktop and laptop side by side and be able to view eachothers hardrives on the other machine, I am imagining something like a usb to usb connection that will bring up the harddrive on each computer. I searched for a bit but nothing hit this on the head. I feel like a special program would be needed, but I just dont know. I am running vista on one and xp on the other. Thanks!
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jaxisland

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Either a direct computer connection or remote desktop will allow you to view a remote computers and your local drives. Least thats free! (relatively)
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Are they networked?
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the only thing networked is my wireless router, i use a card in my laptop and then just have a hardwire connection to the PC.
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If you have a wireless router , make both machines part of the same workgroup - (same name) and then enable file and printer sharing on each machine. Then you can select what files/folders you want to share by right clicking on a given folder and selecting sharing, then setting permissions. You would be well served to do a little reading on basic networking. 15-20 minutes and you'll feel like a genius re: what you are trying to accomplish.

Without a router, you could use a CAT5 crossover or a special USB cable but you'd still need to setup a common workgroup, enable file and printer sharing and set permissions.

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