_ "My Network Places" - How to define a password?


D

Don J

I'm running Win'XP Home on two machines. I have the firewalls diabled on
both machines.

I'm successfully pinging each PC from the other.

I'm starting in "My Network Places" on the second PC. When I try to access
the first PC from the second I get a dialog box that asks for a password. I
don't have any passwords set on either machine. Heavily grayed out is the
statement "<Name of first machine>\Guest". The "Guest" account on the first
machine was inactive. I turned it on and tried to set a password. There
wasn't an entry for a password. The Guest account wouldn't accept a
password.

What do I do? What password do I use? How do I set a password?

Don J

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C

Claymore

I'm running Win'XP Home on two machines. I have the firewalls diabled on
both machines.

I'm successfully pinging each PC from the other.

I'm starting in "My Network Places" on the second PC. When I try to access
the first PC from the second I get a dialog box that asks for a password. I
don't have any passwords set on either machine. Heavily grayed out is the
statement "<Name of first machine>\Guest". The "Guest" account on the first
machine was inactive. I turned it on and tried to set a password. There
wasn't an entry for a password. The Guest account wouldn't accept a
password.

What do I do? What password do I use? How do I set a password?

Don J

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Hello Don,

If you haven't already done so, in the computer you're trying to
connect to, enable Simple File Sharing by going to Folder Options =>
View and checking the box 'Use simple file sharing'.
 
D

Don J

I'm using Win'XP Home. The "Use simple file sharing" option is available
only in Win'XP Pro.

Don J
 
C

Claymore

I'm using Win'XP Home. The "Use simple file sharing" option is available
only in Win'XP Pro.

Don J

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Sorry about that.

Are the Server, Computer Browser, and Workstation services set to
Automatic and Started (Start => Run => services.msc)?
 
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D

Don J

Yes they are set to automatic. And they are all running.

Don J

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I'm using Win'XP Home. The "Use simple file sharing" option is available
only in Win'XP Pro.

Don J

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- Show quoted text -

Sorry about that.

Are the Server, Computer Browser, and Workstation services set to
Automatic and Started (Start => Run => services.msc)?
 

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