Vista - Win8 Share Files

  Legslip 22:47 26 Feb 13

I have 2PC's running the above operating systems. Can someone give me and idiots guide as to how to set them up to share and modify files between each other please.

  Legslip 14:04 27 Feb 13

Is there anybody out there?

  mgmcc 15:10 27 Feb 13

"Is there anybody out there?" - Don't think so, the street looks totally deserted from where I'm sitting!

Firstly, make sure that all folders that you want to have available over the network (in both PCs) are set as "Shared" by right clicking and selecting the Sharing option. I don't have Vista but you may also have to set Permissions to allow the remote PC to access the files. It is usually simpler if you use the same Username & Password to log in to both PCs.

Once the sharing has been set up, go into Network (My Network Places). Windows 8 should find the remote PC and double clicking its icon should display the Shared Folders. In Vista you may have to expand the folder tree in Windows Explorer to locate the remote PC (Windows 8) and then select it to show the Shared Folders.

  Legslip 16:31 27 Feb 13

Thanks MGMCC. Didn't think I was going to get an answer. Very useful and will give it a whirl.

  Legslip 17:57 02 Mar 13


Sorry MGMCC but couldn't get this to work. Might be me doing it wrongly. Can you or anyone describe what I need to do IN VERY BASIC TERMS. Sorry.

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