me and 4 roommates are living in a house, and wanted to set up a network, so we could all share our videos, music etc.. we have a wireless router, and everyone is able to access the internet. here's where the problems start. i have a PC with XP, the rest of my friends have laptops, two with vista, one with XP, and the other one is a mac. I've read this shouldn't be a problem, but we are encountering some none the less. I have set up a folder to share on my XP PC, and everyone seems to be able to see and access it. The mac guy set up a folder to share, and only my friend with Vista can see/access it. My friend with Vista also set up a folder to share, and no one can see it. The guy with a mac, was able to put files into my 'Shared Documents' folder though..
A note: I tried typing in the file location for the folder that my friend with vista is sharing under 'run'. His folder is named 'downloads' and his laptops name was Johns-laptop so I typed in \\Johns-laptop\downloads and it brought up a log in screen. he tried typing in his user name and password, but it didn't seem to do anything. We're not the MOST computer savvy although we're not new to them either. we thought we were going to be able to do this no problem.
Just a verification. The place I would go to see their shared folders would be Control Panel>Network Connections>My network places>View Workgroup Computers? If this is correct, I can only see the folders that I am sharing.
Edited by Zylocks, 12 September 2008 - 12:45 AM.