Home Network

  BoilerOil 15:35 29 Dec 2009


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.

Thank you for your help

  Strawballs 16:38 29 Dec 2009

Media sharing should be on and with the password off there should be no problem

  dawood 16:45 29 Dec 2009

If you want to share file on that XP PC, you need to enable simple file sharing click here or share file with user/group permission click here on that PC. Hope this helps.

  BoilerOil 15:22 30 Dec 2009

I have checked again and the Laptop "cannot" see any Folders on the desktop not even the printer.
Two day ago I uninstalled my old printer on the desktop and installed a new on.

The Laptop Workgroup: Home
The Desktop Workgroup: Home

Somewhere I am being denied access

Error code: 0x80070005
Access is denied.

Thank you for your help.

  dawood 14:25 01 Jan 2010

Go to google.com, then type "Error code: 0x80070005", should be able to give you more ideas.

Make sure the XP folder is shared. Also check your security software on both is allowing local networking.

  Chas49 20:29 06 Jan 2010

I have installed Win 7 and the above adaptor does not work - it did on Vista.

Help and/or advice appreciated.

  ame 23:02 06 Jan 2010

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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