Unable to access shared folders

March 12, 2009 at 22:19:17
Specs: Windows XP
I was able to share and access shared folders over LAN in my hostel 1wk back. But now suddelny i cant seem to share or acces those folders anymore... Pls help... Ive been using the same antivirus since 2 yrs back.. I did not install any new applications..

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March 12, 2009 at 22:41:18
Ensure Simple File Sharing is enabled (My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > 'View' Tab > end of the list) in both the computer you are using and the computer you plan to share with. Navigate to the folders that are to be shared and right click > Sharing and Security > enable sharing of the particular file/folder.

Does any of this help?

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March 12, 2009 at 23:50:52
Nope.. Still the same.....

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March 14, 2009 at 13:00:28
Check windows firewall and make sure the exceptions tab has file and printer sharing checked. If not windows firewall, temporarily disable any firewall and see if you can access them.

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March 15, 2009 at 06:58:42
Make sure you can ping that PC that shares folder, if not something is blocking or there is network problem. You can type \\<other-PC-IP> in address bar of IE or file explorer in order to access other PC.

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