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Hi
I have 2 pc's both running Windows Xp Pro.
i have been trying to set up a basic network so i could share files/printers
How i have it set up at the minute is each computer connects directly to a router (wired NOT wireless).
I have ran the network wizard loads of times on both pc's aswell as the following things:
Enabled guest account
Enabled Netbios over tcp/ip
Installed the NetBeui Protocol
Re-installed the file/printer sharing service
Installed NWlink ipx protocol
Disabled Simple file sharing
and other things
and when i had done all this i could access from one pc to the other but not the other direction.
So i read somewhere about creating identical accounts on both pcs with the same password which i did and i signed into both and could connect straight away in both directions.
But the thing is i can't keep these accounts as all my stuffs on the other accounts so how can i set it up with the main accounts i have
Thanks for any help
 

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Can both computes "see" eachother on the network? As in do they appear in the "My Network Places"? Are they in the same workgroup?
 

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The identical accounts don't have to be logged into for it to work, those accounts just have to exist on each machine.
 

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Welcome to Windows permissions. :smile: As DVOM says, all you need is an account with the permission to access the resources you want to share.
 
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