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I had to reinstall Windows XP and the last thing that is needed is to give myself permissions to get to our home network. I have Internet access, but when using Windows Explorer to navigate to Microsoft Windows Network I can see the network (it is called SMYTHHOUSE), but clicking on it gives me the message:

"Smythhouse is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

This means that I cannot install the software to back up the computers at the house.

How do I give myself permissions to my computer?

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have you gone back through and run the network setup wizard to rejoin the workgroup like you did when you first set up the network?

Give This tutorial by SpaceCowboy706 a read, it's got just about everything you'd need to know..
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I had not but went ahead and ran the Wizard. Now I have permissions, but do not see any computers - even my own.

Any ideas?

Cheers -

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Well I'm not sure how it happened, but it now looks like there are two workgroups (I sure do not remember adding the other one) and I can see my computer on one and the other computer on the other. It should now just be a matter of changing the "rougue" workgroup to conform to the other and I should be good to go. Thank you for your help.

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during the wizard you may have not put the same workgroup name as the other computers
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Could be that I mistyped, I still seek perfection. <g>

Cheers -

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hehe it's ok...a lot of us suffer from fatfingeritis
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