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Vista - Win8 Share Files


Legslip

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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.

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Legslip

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Is there anybody out there?

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mgmcc

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"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.

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Legslip

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

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Legslip

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Mmmmmm....

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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