Quote: Originally Posted by acer0169
Okay, so I've set up network drives before going from XP to XP.. but a long LONG time ago and can't really remember what I did. Looking through Windows 7 also, it's all changed and a bit confusing :$.
I have two computers.. my main computer running Windows 7 64bit, and my server computer is running XP Pro 32bit. I want to have my server's 250GB drive (the only drive in the computer) accessible via my main computer as if it were plugged in.. so under 'my computer' it'll show something like "Server X:", X being the drive letter giving to the server's drive, and when I double click it I'll see Windows, Program Files.. everything and un-restricted.
Could anyone help be get this sorted and set up?
If anyone has links to a tutorial / step-through that would be very much appreciated.
I need my server (localhost) computer up and running as soon as I can as it's for my home business.
Many thanks to all that help
I will give a hypothetical example.
Suppose your username (with admin rigths) on the xp machine is "Ace
Suppose your xp computer name is "xp-server
Suppose you have a shared folder on the server named "data
1. In Windows 7 open the explorer in computer view. (with all the drives in view)
2. In the bar click on "map network drive"
3. In the next dialog chose a drive letter (Z: will do fine)
4. check the "connect using different credentials" box
(leave all other options as is.)
5. type \\xp-server\data
6. click on "Finish"
In the next dialog type your username and password of the xp machine.
Check "remember my credentials"
and click on "OK"