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Anomally in File sharing between Networked PC's

Anomally in File sharing between Networked PC's

Anomally in File sharing between Networked PC's

I have my Desktop and laptop successfully networked and am able to share both files and a printer.

Both PC's have XP Pro-SP2 installed.

The Desktop and laptop have the names "Dtop" and "ltop" respectively and both are members of the same workgroup which is named "WORKGROUP"

On the Desktop I have created a Folder , named "Shares" ,which has sharing enabled.

If I attempt to access this Folder from the laptop by navigating  " My Network Places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network>Workgroup>Dtop "  I get the message :-

"\\Dtop is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource . Contact the Administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions"

As I am the Administrator in this LAN , this advice is obviously inapplicable.

However , if I type  " \\Dtop\Shares "  from the START>RUN box I can access the "Shares" Folder and any Folder or files I have inserted into it.

Can anyone explain the differences shown here ?

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