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hi i have a dvd drive on my computer that my dad wants to acces from his computer i shared it but when i get on his computer and i go to the windows explorer i find my computer in the workgroup when i try to acces it it says i hve to contact the server my computer to give him permision ene though i enabled the shairing on the drive and allowed other users to acces the files also
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What version of winders is on your pop's 'puter? If it is 9X, make sure you have the "microsoft networking" installed on his system and are "logging into the network". Otherwise, you may need to disable "simple file sharing"
START>SETTINGS>CONTROL PANEL>FOLDER OPTIONS>VIEW
uncheck "simple file sharing" at the bottom of the list.
Make sure you've set perms on the share to include "everyone" with at least read access.

If all this confuses you, what does it say when you do this: (from dad's pc)
START>RUN>\\<your 'puter name>\<dvd share name> [enter]
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ok my dad gt xp pro and i gt xp home when i try to acces it it says his comp dosent have permisson to acces the computer even though i set it to be shared any ideas???
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i unchecked simple sharing and i still cant acces my dvd drive from his i hve xp home on mine and he gt xp pro on his anythin else i could do???
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ok now i installed soe net protocol on another site tht said it would work didnt work and now i can t see my dads computer in my workgroup and h cant see mine either i tried uninstalling and it didnt make a diffrence whts goin on??
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ok update to my problem my dad decided he gna buy a dvd drive and now i need help because i can't see his comp on the workgroup so wht is wrong now??
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