Sharing Folders Problem

March 1, 2009 at 06:10:28
Specs: Windows XP
Here's the setup.

1 desktop (DT-1)
1 laptop (NB-1)
1 laptop (NB-2)
*computer names in parentheses

I have a folder on NB-1 called SharedDocs.

DT-1 and NB-2 can not access this folder or anything on NB-1 BUT NB-2 can access the folder SharedDocs on DT-1 and NB-2.

I find it a little strange how NB-1 can access folders on DT-1 and NB-2 yet those can't access NB-1's SharedDocs folder.

All computers are in the same workgroup as well. If I ping NB-1, I get a request timed out.

Any ideas?

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March 1, 2009 at 06:24:04
Run ipconfig /all or each machine. Make sure that they are all getting IP addresses on the same subnet.
Make sure file sharing is enabled on all machines and that the folders or drives are shared.

Post the ipconfig outputs if you don't understand them but mark which is which.

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March 1, 2009 at 06:29:15
All are using the same subnet of

All unique IP addresses...

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March 1, 2009 at 07:22:17
Are those static IPs? They look like DHCP which addresses since they start at 100. I prefer using static IPs.

Disable all the firewalls temporarily.

Go to each machine, and in the run box type the IP of the other machine that has the shares. Example:

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March 1, 2009 at 07:33:23
No those are the IPs of each computer.

I disabled the firewall on NB-1 which has the shares and still can't connect to the computer.

I find it strange how NB-1 can access the other computer and even print to the shared printer on DT-1.

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March 1, 2009 at 14:43:16
I can see that you don't understand what I'm saying. You need to find someone locally to help you.

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