The option to enable "Simple File Sharing" is *ONLY* available in XP Professional.
XP Home Edition does use Simple File Sharing.
In the computer with which you're trying to access the "shared" folder, try typing the path to it directly into the address bar using the format:
If using a third-party firewall, such as Zone Alarm, this should be configured to allow access to the networked computers; disabling a firewall isn't always effective, as there can still be background processes running.
Hi, Thank you all for the advice and links. Problem was down to a firewall issues.The firewall was disabled,but was still running???.Uninstalled then reinstalled,and was then able to establish the connections. Many thanks again,cheers
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