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XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup


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#1 John728

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:52 PM

I have 2 computers, one running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP (named "A31"). They are hooked up to the same router. I can ping each from the other using the command line. The workgroups are both set to MSHOME.

 

In Windows Explorer on the XP computer, I click on My Network Places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network and there's nothing there. Even if it isn't connecting to other computers on the network, its own computer name (A31) should be listed there, right?

 

I can't connect to either computer from the other to share files and I've been googling around for a while and I can't find anything to help me.



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:23 PM

Figured it out...

 

Network connections - right-click on the connection

Properties>General

Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks are checked






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