i worked that out...but now it won't let me switch the owner to my computer from the vista com...when i tell it to it says someting about nt having the restore permission to do it...how do i give it restor permission and which end des that need to be done from (the folders are already on my drive)
> To: email@example.com
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: transferring files
> Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:06:40 -0800
> On 11/05/2009 09:15 PM, Jason Nichols wrote:
> > before installing ubuntu i moved a sizeable quantity of files from my
> > computer to my girlfriends computer with the intention of
> > transferring them back after installing ubuntu. for some reason my
> > computer doesn't turn up in the vista network screen that my
> > girlfriends computer has despite the fact we are both connected to
> > the router...any help would be appreciated
> Do you have samba installed? How about a shared folder?
> Try this:
> 1. Create a new folder & name it something like 'tempdir'.
> 2. Right click on tempdir & select Properties|Share|Share this folder.
> If you do not have samba installed you'll get a popup telling you that
> you need to install it & the popup will offer to do that for you - do it.
> 3. Log out & log back in. Note: sometimes this isn't necessary, but in
> earlier versions the share wouldn't take unless you did this.
> You should not have to reboot for the vista computer to see you. It may
> take a few moments for the vista computer to pick up your samba
> broadcasts, but eventually you should be able to see the ubuntu machine.
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