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Old 05-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Connecting two computers

If I plug my laptop to my desktop computer using a crossover Ethernet cable to access the drives on my desktop, what would I have to do in order to access them? Do i have to map the drive in some way? Please advise.


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Old 05-12-2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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You need to setup file sharing on the computer you want to share the drives from. Then connect to it from the 2nd computer by going to START>RUN and typing //IP ADDRESS or NAME OF 1st COMPUTER. Should be as easy as that.
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