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Blue Screen Again
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T420 Windows 7 Pro. Networking.../

Re: New ThinkPad 420 replacing an XP Pro laptop which was ethernetted to my Windows 7 Pro desktop. 

Via my desktop I could directly access my D\ drive on the old XP laptop. It appeared in the Network folder in Explorer.

Now in the desktop I just get a list of the libraries  on the ThinkPad. I have never used or needed libraries so, how do I configure the ThinkPad to make its newly created D\ drive accessible from my desktop?

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Re: T420 Windows 7 Pro. Networking.../

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Hello and welcome,


Have you enabled sharing on D:?  Rt click -> sharing.


You may also need to adjust security settings on one or both machines.



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Blue Screen Again
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Re: T420 Windows 7 Pro. Networking.../

Thank you,

I had forgotten that. I did have to follow it up with Stanek's Administrator's Pocket Consultant book  Horrible screen on the T420 until I disabled the Nvidia stuff though.and downloaded a decent theme