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rob.jarvis

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I have a PC and a desktop connected through an ADSL router. I have set up the home networking bits and shared some folders on both machines.
However, while on the PC, 'My Network Places' folder shows all shared folders on both machines, also in 'View workgroup computers' I can see both machines. But on the laptop side both these folders are blank.
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First of all...
Is the laptop in the same workgroup?
Second...
What firewalls are installed on the computers?
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They are both in the same Workgroup as identified by 'Mshome' displayed in the top bar of the windows on 'View workgroup computers'.

Windows Firewall is currently switched off on both machines.
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Did you run the home network wizard on both computers?
If you did, try running it again on the computer that cannot see the other.
Can you ping the other computer?
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Are you sure the files on your main computer are shared?
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To view current shares on each system - Right click on the My computer icon and select "Manage" - in the left pane, select Shared Folders and expand to select "SHARES"

This will list ALL current shares on that particular system
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Do you have any other firewalls? Look at the logs, you may find blocking.
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