Has anyone managed to share files between Vista and legacy computers (Win ME or Win 98[SE])?
I'm doing some research into this and so far have dismally failed to get the legacy machines to be able to access Vista. There is no problem sharing with XP based machines, or Vista accessing the legacy computers.
I know you've closed the thread but as an experiment, I've just booted up an old Win98 PC which can access the WinXP desktop but not the Vista laptop. They are all in the same workgroup so it should find the Vista laptop.
So, I agree with you, it can't be done.
Here I go, straw-clutching, could it be something to do with the slightly different format of Vista's NTFS?