It is my fervent wish that one day that it will be far less trouble getting the basic computing needs to work without having to seek help. I cannot access the shared docs on the XP PC. I get the error \\*****\shared docs is not accessible etc etc. For some reason on the Win 7 PC under network I have 2 PC's with my name and 2 PC's with the XP PC's name, both the XP machines if double clicked show 3 printers,there is only one connected, and a shared doc folder. If I double click the shared docs I get the above error. I am using windows firewall on both PC'S and both have the same workgroup name. This is a fresh install of Windows 7. Everything is on in Windows 7 that should be on. Windows XP can access the 7 PC. I have googled but have yet to find a solution.