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Solved Problem sharing a file between Windows 8 and Vista


Hugh

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#1
I have a home network running a PC and a laptop. The laptop operates on Vista and I recently upgraded the PC from XP to Windows 8. Before the upgrade I was able to quite successfully share a particular file between the PC and the laptop. I'm keen to share the same file again following the upgrade but so far I've had no luck and I find the Windows 8 help to be a touch confusing (that might be just me, of course), more aimed, it seems, at file sharing between computers running Windows 8.

I'd be very glad if somebody is able to offer any assistance or perhaps point me to some step by step instructions that might help resolve the problem.

Many thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Foxconn
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force
#2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

Hugh

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#3
Thanks chev65, I had actually gone down the track of using the Share tab before but had found, after selecting the file I wanted to share, that the 'Share With' group was always greyed out, which, according to Hoyle, it shouldn't have been. Anyway, after a bit more perseverance it did finally do as it was told, my laptop recognised the shared file and we are now flying. Cheers, and thanks for your reply.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Foxconn
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force