View Full Version : sharing files on network win2k and win 98
04-29-2002, 03:21 PM
i have a computer running windows2000 and a separate one running windows98. they are both networked through a router and have files shared. from the comp with win98, i can access files on the one with win2000, but from win2000, i cant access any files on the other. any help on what to do would be appreciated
04-29-2002, 03:27 PM
well it looks like you have the sharing correct on the 2K pc, on the 98 PC right click what you want to share and click sharing and enable it. That should do ya
04-29-2002, 06:46 PM
im sure the files are shared and everything. i can access them on another win98 computer. is there some compatability thing between win2k and win 98 that im missing? i want to upgrade to 2000, but i dont think my comp is fast enough. i know thats a solution. any others??? :confused:
04-29-2002, 06:53 PM
2k should see 98 with out a problem... on the 2K PC try to map the drive to the 98 PC
04-29-2002, 11:02 PM
i dont know if this will help...but from the comp with win2k...i get an error saying 'the network path was not found'. any ideas on that?
oh btw...in network neighborhood, the comps with win98 show up
04-29-2002, 11:12 PM
If you are just wanting to share without a password, on the 2k machine go to the users and make sure guest is enabled and not disabled. That should do it.
04-29-2002, 11:14 PM
ive already made sure that the folders have been shared with guest. anything else that might helP?
04-30-2002, 01:12 AM
Thats not what I was talking about, you need to make sure the guest account is enabled, by default its disabled for security reasons. The easiest way to check for this is to get to the computer management window. Then under "Local Users and Groups" expand to "users." You should see guest and most likely it'll have a red x on it since you are having problems. Right click on it, then hit properties. Uncheck account is disabled, and that should do it.
05-01-2002, 12:14 AM
ayt. well i tried those things. but it still doesnt work. should i just upgrade my comps that have win98 to win2k or what? cuz im getting annoyed. oh, and i can write on teh comps with win2k from the ones with win98
05-01-2002, 07:58 AM
Are you running a software firewall on the 98 machine? That will block all incoming connections unless you specifically allow the traffic.
If not, another thing you can try is to turn on the netBEUI protocol on both machines. That's much easier than IP for a small network.
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