Troubleshooting File and Printer Sharing in Microsoft Windows XP

    This article describes how to enable file sharing, share folders and printers, connect to shared folders and printers, and troubleshoot common problems with folder and printer sharing.
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        File and printer sharing for Microsoft® Windows® XP allows you to share the contents of selected folders and locally attached printers with other computers on a home and small office network. File and printer sharing must first be enabled, and to share files you can use the Shared Documents folder, simple file sharing, or advanced file sharing. Once a folder or printer is shared, other users on the home network can connect to it using a variety of methods. This article describes how to create and connect to file and printer shares, the most common problems with file and printer sharing, and the set of tools used to troubleshoot file and printer sharing issues.
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      Windows XP

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