Does anyone know a software which allows you to send files between two computers connected directly via lan cable (machines run WinXp and Win7)? I've already tried to use shared files and folders feature but machines doesn't recognise each other. Both machines have the same workgroup and unique names. Shared internet connection does work however.
On the machine where you shared the folder, open the command prompt or type
Remember to replace
You do need to enable the firewall to let traffic for file-sharing through.
If both your PCs are in the same workgroup and connected, then Windows file sharing should work. However, computers may not recognize each other instantly (I remember direct connection caused such problems when I used it). You can try to force the connection:
It may take some time, but eventually Explorer window should show up.