hi, I post this in socket forum, get no answer. I connect my two computers together using LAN. I can see the shared file in PC (win 98) from PC (win 2000), but I could not see the file in win 2000 from win 98. Should I setup anything in NETWORKING in PC (win 2000), or the two are not compatable? Please help. Thanks
I suspect there are default security options in Win2K which must be changed. Remember, 2K is an NT derivative, and as such has 'built-in' security. 98 is essentially a Win3.1 derivative, and as such is 'wide-open' (i.e. has essentially no security at all). Suggestion: In 2K, set up a userid/password which exactly matches your 98 userid/password. Give that userid appropriate permissions. I currently do not have a 2K system, so cannot give more specific advice. Luck and Regards, Guy
win2000 gets full access to win98 (if you share your folders/directories) but win98 cannot access win2000 unitl you setup "user access" on win2000. i am not at my win2000 machine at the moment, but i will see what i can remember... you need to go to "administrative tools" on win2000 and find where you create new users. then, you need to create a user with the same name & password as your win98 machine... it needs to be exactly the same. once win2000 has your win98 user in the list, win98 will be able to access your win2000 files.