New XP User needing help with printer sharing

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I followed all of the steps to network my two machines (both with XP
Professional), including sharing the printer and giving it a name. My main
machine can see and access the files on my second machine with no problem.
But my second machine, while seeing my main computer on the network, does not
let me access any of the files (I get a message that says: "You do not have
access to the folder "Main Computer.") And when I try to add the printer
connected to my main machine to my second machine (by browsing), again, I see
my main computer listed under the network, but when I double-click on it,
nothing happens. Shouldn't it show me the printer that I've designated for
sharing? Is it the same reason why I can't access the files on my main
computer from my second machine (even though I can see the main computer on
my second machine)?

Please help. Thank you!!
 
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Have you logged into the Second machine using a user account that's
installed on the Main machine? If not, the Main machine won't let you do
very much from the Second machine because it won't know who you are.

How to configure file sharing in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304040

Hal
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"Andy" <Andy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:68B20B75-12D8-4520-BFED-CE5EF39952F4@microsoft.com...
>I followed all of the steps to network my two machines (both with XP
> Professional), including sharing the printer and giving it a name. My main
> machine can see and access the files on my second machine with no problem.
> But my second machine, while seeing my main computer on the network, does
> not
> let me access any of the files (I get a message that says: "You do not
> have
> access to the folder "Main Computer.") And when I try to add the printer
> connected to my main machine to my second machine (by browsing), again, I
> see
> my main computer listed under the network, but when I double-click on it,
> nothing happens. Shouldn't it show me the printer that I've designated
> for
> sharing? Is it the same reason why I can't access the files on my main
> computer from my second machine (even though I can see the main computer
> on
> my second machine)?
>
> Please help. Thank you!!
 

Andy

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Hal-

Sorry to be so stupid, but I'm not sure I know what you mean. I have the
same "user names" on both machines, but I don't know if that's what you mean
by "installing" a user account on the Second machine.

By the way, I am no longer seeing the Main Computer on the Second Computer.
I don't know what changed.

Thanks so much for your help and patience.

Andy

"Hal Hostetler [MVP-S/U]" wrote:

> Have you logged into the Second machine using a user account that's
> installed on the Main machine? If not, the Main machine won't let you do
> very much from the Second machine because it won't know who you are.
>
> How to configure file sharing in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304040
>
> Hal
> --
> Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- hhh@kvoa.com
> Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-S/U -- WA7BGX
> http://www.kvoa.com -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
> KVOA Television, Tucson, AZ. NBC Channel 4
> Still Cadillacin' - www.badnewsbluesband.com
>
> "Andy" <Andy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:68B20B75-12D8-4520-BFED-CE5EF39952F4@microsoft.com...
> >I followed all of the steps to network my two machines (both with XP
> > Professional), including sharing the printer and giving it a name. My main
> > machine can see and access the files on my second machine with no problem.
> > But my second machine, while seeing my main computer on the network, does
> > not
> > let me access any of the files (I get a message that says: "You do not
> > have
> > access to the folder "Main Computer.") And when I try to add the printer
> > connected to my main machine to my second machine (by browsing), again, I
> > see
> > my main computer listed under the network, but when I double-click on it,
> > nothing happens. Shouldn't it show me the printer that I've designated
> > for
> > sharing? Is it the same reason why I can't access the files on my main
> > computer from my second machine (even though I can see the main computer
> > on
> > my second machine)?
> >
> > Please help. Thank you!!
>
>
>