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How to view drives on 2 different computers on same network?

Q: How to view drives on 2 different computers on same network?

Hi, this question is for a friend of mine at work. She has 2 different computers at her home.One is a Desktop that has Vista and the other is a Laptop that has Win-7. They are both on a router and the Laptop is wireless.

She said originally someone had it setup to where if she was on the desktop, she could see the drives on the laptop and visa-versa but not she unable to do this. She dis say there are 3 different profiles setup on them, one for her, her daughter and her husband.

If anyone has any ideas that would be great...thanks so much...

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A: How to view drives on 2 different computers on same network?

What changed? Did she reinstall or change workgroups, etc?

To find computers on the network, network discovery must be turned ON. To access files, etc you must select what files and or folders you want to share.
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A:Cannot view other computers on network

I Feel like I'm taking a Microsoft cert with this question LOL .

Make sure that both computer A and Computer B have Client for Microsoft Netwroks & File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
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I would like to suggest you update the network card driver and run Windows Update to install all the important updates first.

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Each computer should have a unique name, not the same Computer name, or they will conflict. They should be under the same Workgroup name, not the blank Workgroup. Make sure each computer has a User Name and Password to login to the computer. Make sure Simple File Sharing is turned on and that there is something shared on each computer. Go to each of the computers Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type ipconfg /all and press enter. Write down the IP address of each computer. Make sure all computers have the same Default Gateway (your routers IP Address). now Ping the the IP address of a remote computer (eg) type ping and press enter. You should get an answer from each computer.
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Welcome .

If I understood you correctly you are opening three different windows of explorer and navigate each
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1) Make sure that your Win9x machines and Win2K machine have the same workgroup name

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I'll bite:

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A:Sharing entire hard drives between my 2 computers

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A:How do I install 2 hard drives from seperate computers into 1 computer?

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A:Trojan.Packed.NsAnti - unable to view C: and E: (flash) Drives

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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See the attached or linked image.

A:Unknown drive icon appeared under Computer drives view

This looks like a mixture of two things.  First, the first half of the numbers is a CLSID for your C: drive.  Second, the second half is a registry reference for Norton Backup Drive used by Comcast.  So, if you happen to be using Comcast's Norton, this may be your anti-tamper function to protect your C: drive.  try looking here: