Posted 09 July 2005 - 04:56 PM
ok. i just got a new laptop two days ago and wanted to transfer some files from my family's desktop to it. i have already clicked "share this folder on the network" on all the folders i want to get stuff from on the desktop. My thoughts were that once you did this they would automatically show up in "My Network Places" on my laptop after connecting to the router. Well, i was right for a little bit. but then after trying to connect to my xbox to ftp it (which i did unsuccessfully, and if anyone knows about help with that here too im all ears) the icons in my network places requested a password to connect to the desktop pc. the problem is that the desktop pc doesnt have a password...so i just entered the user name (there is only one) and clicked ok. it just reset the window and did nothing. so i thought maybe if i deleted the shortcuts and rebooted my laptop that they woudl refresh themselves again and be normal (not having a password). But i was wrong and now i cant get on to the files on my desktop computer. i tried typing in the address to the folders manually in IE "\\computersname\foldername" but it just prompted me for a user and password again. So how do i regain access to my desktop pc from my laptop?
p.s. i am now, and was when i successfully connected, running wirelessly and not hardwired in to my router.
also i'd like to add that my desktop pc is not able to see shared folders of my laptop either.
my hopes are to be able to ftp my box and other computers on the network when all is said and done...any help for me?