can i change the name of my d drive

September 30, 2014 at 08:42:05
Specs: Windows 8 on lap windon pc window 7
i am setting up a basic home network but my laptop can't seem to find my p.c's d drive when i search it only brings up it's own i have been told this is because they are both d drives is there a simple way to resolve.. i.e change the drive name? any advise?

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September 30, 2014 at 09:33:11
Just to clarify what you're attempting to do...

You have a laptop and desktop/tower computer; and you wish to network the two?

It doesn't matter that each computer has a D drive.

Have you enabled a share on your desktop computer; if not then you won't "see" that computer...

Are you using a router and ethernet/cat-5 cables or wifi: or simply connecting the two together with "cross-over" ethernet/cat-5 cable?

If using a router then it all happens "almost" automatically; but if using wifi you have to do a little work... (nothing serious...)

So before pholks go down roads not necessary at this time... post back with what you have, how you have set about it thus far; and also:

A little reading:

Windows has built-in network tools (wizards) that "usually" enable it to be set up without too much fuss...

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September 30, 2014 at 14:44:50
Is this D drive the system drive?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 30, 2014 at 17:37:01
You simply need to first enable print and file sharing, then you either need to create one or more folders that you want to share or designate an entire drive to share. You just need to right click on the folder or drive you want to share, select Properties, go to the Sharing tab, and enable sharing for that folder, folders, or drive. Then you need to add the user that you use on your other machine under the sharing options and designate rights (either read only, read and write, or full access).
This is assuming that you already have the machines networked, as above, if you are not up to that step, you may need to do that first and answer questions in reply #1.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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