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How To Enable File And Printer Sharing In XP, Vista, and 7

Verify File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is Installed by following these instructions for your particular OS:

Windows XP

1. Log in as the administrator or as an account that has administrator capabilities.
2. Open the Control Panel and click Network And Internet Connections.
3. Below "Pick A Control Panel" Icon, click "Network Setup Wizard."
4. On the Welcome screen that displays, click Next and then click Next again. The wizard displays the Select A Connection Method dialog box.
5. If your host computer connects to the Internet through a residential gateway like a router, access point, or base station, select the second option and click Next.
6. The following prompt is for your computer’s description and name. Accept the default answers and click Next. Do the same for the Workgroup Name prompt.
7. On the File And Printer Sharing screen, select the Turn On File And Printer Sharing radio button and click Next.
8. When the process is complete, the You’re Almost Done dialog box displays.
9. Select Just Finish The Wizard; I Don’t Need To Run The Wizard On Other Computers and click Next.

Windows Vista

1. Click Start, right-click Network, and then click Properties.
2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, under Sharing and Discovery, click the down arrow next to File sharing.
3. Within the File sharing settings, click Turn on file sharing, and then click Apply.
4. Next, click the down arrow next to Printer sharing.
5. Within the Printer sharing settings, click Turn on printer sharing, and then click Apply.

Windows 7

1. Click Start, open up Control Panel, then click on Network and Internet, then click on Network and Sharing Center.
2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, click on Change advanced sharing settings.
3. In the Advanced Sharing Settings window, you will need to change the settings for the Home or Work, and Public profiles.
4. Turn on File and Printer Sharing for both Home or Work, and Public profiles.
5. Click Save Changes and close this window.

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"my network places" does not work


Hi tmc1942,

It could be that one of the updates changed some of the security settings in XP. To correct this problem please follow the steps below.

1. First try enabling File and Printer Sharing, go to the Control Panel, then Network Connections, right-click on Local Area Connection, and choose Properties. On the General tab, make sure the following protocols are installed and checked:

Client for Microsoft Networks
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2. Next, confirm that your PC is configured to be in the same workgroup as the other computers. You can check this by right-clicking on My Computer, choosing Properties, and clicking on the Computer Name tab.

3. Make sure that Windows Firewall settings have not changed. You can check this by going to Control Panel, clicking on Windows Firewall and then clicking on the Exceptions tab. Confirm that the check box next to File and Print Sharing is checked.

If that does not work, please try these

1. Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, and then Change an Account, and choose your account and then Change the Account Type and change your account to Administrator and then reboot and login again and see if that helps.

2. You may also try accessing your computer using the safemode. In safe mode just put yourself in as a user with administrative privileges. In a normal boot the system will install you on the welcome screen. Just enter the options setup screens for a new user.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Aug 23, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional Full...

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How to share printer B-SX5T , under Windows XP


Hi there,

Please follow the below steps -

1) Go to Start and click Control Panel. Control Panel Window will appear, then double click Printers and faxes.

2) Printers and Faxes window will appear. Right click the printer you want to share, then click Sharing…

Note: Make sure you've enabled File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks on network card's properties.

3) Select Sharing tab and tick Share this printer to share the printer. You can type in a new name in the Share name text box to change your printer name on the network, however this will not change the printer name on your computer. Click Apply.

Note: If the other users using different version of Windows to access your printer, they will need to install printer driver themselves. You can help by installing additional printer drivers on your Windows XP, so that the printer driver will be installed when other users access the shared printer with different version of Windows. Click Additional Drivers, tick additional driver you would like to install. You will be prompted to install those additional drivers after clicking OK.

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WIN 98


Verify you have Files and Folders installed in your networking componets.

Click on the Start button, and then select Settings > Control Panel.

Double-click on the Network icon. In the window that appears, make sure the Configuration tab is selected. If you do not see the Network icon, click on the view all Control Panel options link on the left side of the window.

In The following network components are installed: section, if you do not see File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks listed, then:
Click Add.
Select Service and then click Add.
Select File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks.
Click OK.

In the same window, click on the File and Print Sharing button.

In the dialog box that appears, check the box next to "I want to be able to give others access to my files". Uncheck the box for "I want to be able to allow other to print to my printers".
Click OK, then OK again; you will be asked to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart. The computer will automatically restart.

File sharing is now available on the computer.

Hope this helps!
Brad Nelson

Mar 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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