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Two computer Lan. Both see internet through router, Main sees little computer's files but little can't see Main computer at all. Main is hard wired to router, little is wireless to router. Windows XP.

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  • rbarbarin Nov 14, 2009

    Neither computer has "use simple file sharing" option, nor anything like it. (XP, SP3). Sharing on main computer setup OK. System has worked in past, something blocking it. Turned off Firewall, no change. Any other programs interfere? I gather that since signal gets to router from little computer, problem is at main Computer?

    Thanks for help.

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You will have to first enable Simple File Sharing on the main computer so that the little computer could see & access files on the main computer. To do this:
1. Open "My Computer".
2. From the "tools" menu, select "Folder Options".
3. Click the "View" tab.
4. Scroll down to the end of the list of options. Make sure that the "Use Simple File Sharing [Recommended]" option has a check mark opposite to it.
5. Click "Ok".

After that, go to the drive or folder you would like to share on the main computer, right click it & click "Properties". Go to the "Sharing" tab, select "Share this folder" & write down the share name. After that, click "Ok".
You will have to repeat this for each folder you would like to share on the main computer.

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