I have a home network, Desktop PC running XP sp3, Laptop running Vista, In Vista I click on Network, two icons appear the Laptop and the Desktop, click on the Laptop icon two folders appear Public and Users click on them to show contents, Click on the Desktop icon and I get an error: Windows cannot access \\"Name of desktop". Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with the network. To try to identify and resolve the network problem, click Diagnose. Clicked Diagnose, Windows did not fine any problems with this computers network. See details. Error code: 0x80070005 Access is denied.
Network and Sharing Center.
Highlighted green under Sharing and Discovery
Network discovery On
File sharing On
Public folder sharing On
Printer sharing Off (no printers installed)
Password protected sharing Off
Media sharing Off
Both of the Computers connect to the internet with no problem.
Did you set the network up with the XP desktop click here or the Vista laptop? I did it with my XP desktop and it worked apart from the dektop not showing in the proper location in the network diagram on the Vista laptop. I had to install a Microsoft hotfix to get it to show up, but it still allowed me access to shared files on the desktop before then.
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