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Old 08-01-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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Can I network my laptop (Win XP) and desktop (Win 7 32 Ultimate) using my ISP's router? I just want to do some basic file sharing. Can I specify certain files and folders that can be synchronized so that when I update a file on one it's also updated on the other?
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Can I network my laptop (Win XP) and desktop (Win 7 32 Ultimate) using my ISP's router? I just want to do some basic file sharing. Can I specify certain files and folders that can be synchronized so that when I update a file on one it's also updated on the other?
Well, XP and Win7 sometimes don't like talking to each other.

The easiest way you can do this is to create a folder on one PC, and share it. Now, make a shortcut to that folder (or even map it as a drive) on the other PC.

What I would do is this:

On whatever PC has the bigger hard drive - make a folder called "commonspace" or "shared" or something like that. I would make the folder in My Documents or wherever, doesn't really matter.

Right click the folder, go to properties, sharing and security, and set it to share. Change permissions to allow everyone to have full access.

On the other PC, right click Computer and go to "map a drive" - now type \\PC1name\sharedfolder

(pc1name will be whatever the PC that has the folder is named, and the sharedfolder will be whatever you named the folder)

Give it a drive letter and that's it. Now it will show as a drive in Computer so you can easily access it.
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