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Sharing files from Vista to Windows 8

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    Sharing files from Vista to Windows 8


    I have Vista with shared files and folders but when I click on the PC shown in computers or do a run //pctosharewithneame

    I receive a username and PW entry box.

    On my Vista I do not log in with a PW. My account name is HOME and has no PW and it is set up as Adminwhch may be different than a machine admin-not sure.

    I assume that would be the user name would be home. But Home and no PW was not accepted by the Win 8 machine for the Vista machin

    Any thoughts hellpful
    Thanks
    Peter

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    Are you sure both machine are using the same name for the Workgroup?

    Workgroup Name Change

    How to Change the Workgroup in Windows 7 & Windows 8)
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pcumming View Post
    I have Vista with shared files and folders but when I click on the PC shown in computers or do a run //pctosharewithneame

    I receive a username and PW entry box.

    On my Vista I do not log in with a PW. My account name is HOME and has no PW and it is set up as Adminwhch may be different than a machine admin-not sure.

    I assume that would be the user name would be home. But Home and no PW was not accepted by the Win 8 machine for the Vista machin

    Any thoughts hellpful
    Thanks
    Peter
    On the Vista computer:
    Create an account with a username and password.
    Log in using that username/password.
    Share the folders you want to access.
    Try accessing the shares again.

    Edit:
    As Chev65 said above, ensure that both computers are on the same workgroup.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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