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Can I Connect 2 Computers For File Sharing


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#1 xesvuli420

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:17 AM

I have a Dell desktop, and an HP notebook both hooked to a linksys router for internet sharing. Both computers work fine for the internet, but I was wondering if there was a way to be able to access computer A's files from computer B. I know NOTHING about networking so please talk "dummie" to me.


P.S. IF this is possible, do I need to fear spreading Virus's from one to the other?

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#2 Monty007

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 04:53 AM

Hi xesvuli420, I would say one of the easiest ways to share files is to map a network drive, dont worry its easy have a look http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...n/mapdrive.mspx
Look if you have probs just get back to this post and someone will help you, as for viruses, you are right, they can spread from PC to PC so always run your virus scanner regularly and Adaware too http://www.superantispyware.com/
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 03:31 PM

but how do you get the other computer to be able to see it?
like i said im pretty dumb at networking, i dont even know if i have one set up, all i know is that i have two computers connected thru a router for dsl splitting

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:29 PM

Hi, if both PCs are running XP run network set up wizard http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...w.mspx?mfr=true
You will have to run the wizard on both PCs.
See how you go.
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