File sharing not works, but printer sharing does

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by MLO, May 26, 2004.

  1. MLO

    MLO Guest

    Folks:

    Have an issue with the file sharing between two computers (Both XP based).
    Layout: wireless router directly connected to internet through Cable modem.
    One XP wired to the router with ethernet cable, Second XP uses USB Wireless
    Adapter to connect to the router. Both PC's see Internet (brose it) - no
    problem . On both computers there are folders with Sharing enabled. I am
    able to ping PC1 from PC2 and visa versa. From PC2 (wireless) I can see PC1
    in My Network Places , open it, see shared folders and actually get an
    access to them (copy to and from). The problem is when I use PC1 (wired): I
    still see PC2 in My Network places, can open it and see shared folders,
    however, if I try to go into them I get message \\PC2\SharedDocs is not
    accessible ... I checked PC2 shared folders - sharing on network is enabled
    in the folder's properties. Any idea what else I need to do to actually
    share them?

    Thank you for your help - it is highly appreciated.

    Michael O.

    P.S. XP's built-in Internet Connection Firewall on network connections on
    both PC's are disabled by the way. More than that on PC2 I have an access to
    PC2's printer over the network (can actually print!).

    I am missing something about file sharing set up. Please help!
     
    MLO, May 26, 2004
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