How to Fix File Sharing Problem on Windows

 

Fix File Sharing Problem on Windows

Check your PCs are on the same network WIFI or LAN and also same workgroup (click Start, right-click Computer and select Properties; in XP you need the Computer Name tab). Is File and Printer Sharing enabled?

Check from Network and Sharing Center in Vista/Windows 7 ensure your network is Home or Work. In Windows 7 click Choose homegroup and sharing options > Change advanced sharing settings; in XP right-click a folder and choose Properties > Sharing tab.

Disable password protected mode files sharing in Vista or Windows 7 if sharing with PCs running XP, and check your firewall or antivirus has placed your network in a trusted zone.

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