Merry Xmas If anyone could help I would be extremly greatfull. I took delivery of an Acer laptop a few days ago and I have conected to my desktop PC, I can share data laptop but have no access from desktop. I have no probs using the Bband conection on either pc, ran wizards on both pc's.
I don't mean file and printer, I mean simply file sharing. Open Explorer and under under tools/folder options/view is simple file sharing enabled? If it is turn it off, before you do, turn off all shared drives. Once you have done so create an account on both machines then untick simple file sharing. Reapply all shares and then check your network places - when asked for the user-name type it.
Ok first thing is to go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools – Services and Verify that the Computer Browser service is running. If its not, start it. Before we go any further, you say that there is no simple file sharing on the Pro machine, have you looked in the right place? Windows key + E then tools – folder options – view, is SFS not listed at the bottom on the screen?
The other option is activate the guest account, we will do that next.