I looked at this: How to configure file sharing in Windows XP
It doesn't work. The step to check the checkbox does not exist. Can anyone give me a step-by-step process?
I'm trying to transfer around 25GB of music from my computer to another one so that I can format. There's also some more stuff. It's kinda urgent - my computer is falling down around my ears.
Select the folder you want to share. Right click it. Go to the sharing tab and click 'Share this Folder'. If XP bitches at you to run a configuration wizard, ignore it and share the folder anyway.
To access that share (assuming the other computer is on the same workgroup), just navigate to Start > Run and enter \\COMPUTERNAME, where COMPUTERNAME is your computer's...name, funnily enough. You may have to provide the username/password for that computer; do so if required. If it does demand authentication you can alter user permissions to allow everyone to access that folder by disabling Simple File Sharing in the Folder Options menu, going back to the 'Sharing' tab, clicking 'User Permissions' and making the appropriate changes.
File Sharing is less than trivial if you just ignore the setup wizard.
Cheers that works.
However, I'm a little worried. My bandwidth monitor shows that I am uploading at 400kb/sec. Does this count into my internet connection? If so, is there no way to bypass that and do it via the network, as I have a 40GB cap...
It'll be monitoring the data going through the ethernet port (or wireless connection or whatever). It won't be going anywhere near your modem.