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    Home Networking

    I have a WinNT4 WS with SP6a. I just bought a new machine -- Win2000. I need to transfer data files from the old PC to the new PC and would like to do it through my connected Linksys DSL router. I am having trouble getting the 2 PCs to see each other's drives. Each PC can see the other's Printers and Scheduled Tasks folders but nothing else. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

    Just recently, I did the same thing for a Win95 PC and a Win98SE PC without any problems.

    Apparently, I need specific steps in setting up the NT and 2K machines. Can someone help me out here; I'd greatly appreciate it. TIA

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    Re: Home Networking

    Did you activate the "Guest" account on the 2000 machine?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Home Networking

    Dave,
    Yes, it is. I found the problem at 2am this morning. My WinNT drives were specified as C$, D$, etc., instead of without the $. I can now see the drives on both machines and am transferring files. Thank you for your reply. I will have to say that this in one of the best newgroups I have found or used....a very helpful group. Thanks.

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    Re: Home Networking

    The C$ and D$ are by default. You should NOT change those, but make new shares. The C$ is hidden and is for system use only.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Home Networking

    I did. I clicked on the New Share button and created one called C and one called D, and other called E. Is there any problem with that?

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    Re: Home Networking

    No, as long as you left the others alone. You did the right thing.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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