Networking 2 PCs with Windows 2000

  busybaz 20:42 25 Mar 03

Have 2 units networked (with crossover cable)and both recognised in the created Workgroup. However, no hard drives are visible for either machine in My Network Places\Entire Network\Microsoft Windows Network\Workgroup\PC Name. There are just 2 folders for each machine - printers & scheduled tasks.

All relevant protocols etc seem to be there and I have checked sharing for all drives.

Ideas please to help preserve my sanity!

  King Diamond 20:47 25 Mar 03

Have you tried right clicking on each of the hard drive icons, go to properties, sharing and allow these drives to be shared by checking the relevant boxes within the window?

  spikeychris 20:51 25 Mar 03

Run the Computer Management console (either right-click My Computer and select Manage, or select Administrative Tools, Computer

Right-click Computer Management (Local), click Connect to another computer, then type the name of the computer on which you want to create a share and click OK.

In the Computer Management window, navigate to and open System Tools, Shared Folders.

Right-click Shares, then select New File Share to launch the Create Shared Folder wizard.

In the Folder to share text box, browse to an existing folder or enter a new name to create a new folder. For example, to create a folder named Myshare on the target computer's C drive, type

In the Share name text box, enter the desired share name for the folder. In the Share description text box, you can type a description for the share (the description is optional).

Continue with the wizard. When prompted, set the appropriate permissions on the share.


  spikeychris 19:58 26 Mar 03

Mail from busybaz >>>>

"Now works like a charm & all drives on remote PC visible & available.

Thanks for the crystal clear instructions - ever thought of taking up writing IT User Manuals for a living?!!!


(Could of left the compliment out, ;o)


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