View Full Version : Vista File Sharing

09-14-2007, 12:36 AM
I'd like to share my Vista machine on my network so my XP machine and eventually my Mac can see it. I have the same workgroup set in the Vista and XP machines. The XP sees the Vista machine, however, can't get into it.

On the Vista machine, I went to the C drive and selected the Share .... option and nothing happens. I thought that was strange.

For those on Vista, have you been able to share your machine with others? If so, how did you do it?

09-14-2007, 12:43 AM
Go into "Network" and open "Network and Sharing Center" and in "Sharing and Discovery" allow all sharing of files, folders and printers etc...

09-14-2007, 02:58 AM

I haven't been able to share a whole drive like you could in XP. What I've been doing is sharing individual
folders, like users or public for example..On the vista2 machine:

\\vista2\public (file://\\vista2\public)
\\vista2\users (file://\\vista2\users)