I have two computers in my home lan. Everything worked when one was XP Pro SP2 based and the other was Win2000. I upgraded Win2000 to another installation of XP Pro SP2. Ran all the wizards. Desired folders are all shared in both computers. Internet Sharing works. Both computers show up in MSHome Networking Group. But, neither computer can actually get into the folders of the other computer. I get the “The network path was not found.” error.
So, I have disabled all firewalls or allowed folder sharing as appropriate. All partititions are NFTS. THEN I put passwords on all the accounts. HOORAY!!! the computers worked as they should. Shut down. Next day, original problem returns and now I have no idea how to fix as all the fixes were done?
I ran thru the entire procedure a 2-3 times. No change. I have read two hints I haven’t tried==put the same user on both machines (seems confusing and unnecessary?) and buy a program like “Network Magic” and let it setup the system. I hate using that crutch. The only fixes I have seen are guys who just keep using the wizards over and over until somehow the system starts working.
Any generic ideas? //// bobbo.