Looking for help in the windows 2000 XP folder-sharing area, because the Mac portion of my network works just fine (no surprise there! ). I would be happy if somebody can point me to a nice forum like this for the Wintel plaform. Whatever I found on the net seems to be the expert network kind (where you collect and pay in some points ). Still, for the curious, here is the problem : I added my new wintel desktop to my existing Netgear router network and have problems sharing with my wintel laptop. Laptop : windows 2000. Desktop : XP Pro. (iMac : Panther). I attached the desktop to the router directly with a cable; the laptop and the iMac connect wirelessly. All three access the internet without issue. I have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP on the wintel machines. I shared a folder on both to be visible/accessible to the others (rights to everyone). I am able to see every machine on each of the others. I am even able to access the iMac from both the wintels! BUT, I am unable to see the laptops shared folder itself from the desktop, or the desktops shared folder from the laptop. I am able to ping the machine, see it (the machine) in network neighbourhood, but not the shared folder. When I try to manually map it (\\laptop\shared), it says unable to access. I changed the ZoneAlarm settings to include all the machines in the trusted zone, then even disabled ZoneAlarm totally. I even disabled Norton AutoProtect. No good. Needless to say, I have rebooted ad infinitum, fiddled with the sharing attributes, kneeled in front of it and prayed sincerely, but to no avail what am I missing? Or maybe more to the point, what particular quirk of XP/2000 do I need to know to get this running?