Sharing Folders XP to Vista Problem

I read other suggestions posted herein and nothing so far has worked.
My problem: My PC (Windows XP) can see and access "Public Folder" on Laptop (Vista) but no other files on the "C" Drive. I want my entire "C" Drive folders on laptop available from my desktop. I get the "Access Denied" warning when I try to access folders other than the "Public" folder.
Now, the strange thing is that my entire PC Desktop is accessable from my laptop. Public folder and everything else.

I Checked all sharing settings, Network names the same, etc.

I am using Linksys 150. Desktop direct wire to Router. Laptop is Wireless.

Thanks for suggestions.
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  1. Did you share the whole c: drive? If not set that up for sharing and you should be good to go.
  2. sturm said:
    Did you share the whole c: drive? If not set that up for sharing and you should be good to go.



    Yes, I have the entire C Drive set up to share with anyone on the network.
  3. Have you checked firewall settings on both computers?
    What os is your laptop?
  4. sturm said:
    Have you checked firewall settings on both computers?
    What os is your laptop?



    My laptop is Vista Home. My PC is Windows XP SP2. I only use Avast as a firewall, and I turned that off on both PC and Laptop.

    I also turned off Windows Firewall. Thanks anyway.
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