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Well that explains why I cant find the enable simple file sharing option. I am running XP Home. I created a folder named "test" on the desktop. I was able to access it from laptop through run: \\MAINPC\test and also through run: \\192.168.0.146\test. File is not showing up in network places on Laptop however. (Please note that IP Address on both machines have changed since previous post.) Current results of ipconfig at end of this post. fawoodward, when you suggested setting up a new user account, were you suggesting that I do this on the desktop? I did not try setting up a new user account yet.
I cant help but think that at some point over the years some simple setting got changed on the desktop that is blocking access to it.

Results of ipconfig/all on desktop

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MAINPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : sssnet.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : sssnet.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Eth
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-2B-40-EE-4F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.146
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:53:13 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, May 29, 2008 12:53:13 AM

Results of ipconfig/all on laptop

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : laptop1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : sssnet.com

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : sssnet.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link DWA-652 XtremeN Notebook Adap
ter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-F0-6E-5D-6B
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.158
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:56:13 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, May 29, 2008 12:56:13 AM
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You really don't have to set up an extra user account.
When sharing files in Home you can better make use of XP's feature to 'remember' network drives.

Share your original folder and remember the name of the share.
Then go to your laptop and follow these steps.
Go to my computer and in the top hit "Tools"
A drop down menu will appear. Select "Make Network Drive" (Wording incorrect due to my dutch version of windows.)
A wizard will appear. The drive letter you can choose yourself and in the box below type:
"\\<IP MAINPC>\<SharedFolder>"
This has to be done without quotation and where <IP MAINPC> is the IP of the main PC and where <SharedFolder> is the share name of the folder you wanted to share.
Then remember to check the tickbox and make sure it is ON.
This will make a new network drive in the My Computer of your laptop and you will be able to access that folder from now on when the desktop is on.

Regards,
Olrik
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Well, Mapping the network drive seemed to finally work!!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!!! Amazingly enough, I was even able to install the printer that is connected to my Desktop onto my laptop computer and print wirelessly from the Laptop!!! Yea!! Thank you Olrik and everyone else for your help. Am going to try installing my Firewall again and hopefully things will still be working after that.

Again, Thank you all for your help. :)
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You're welcome! :)

Regards,
Olrik
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