i did that and a box came up with nameofcomputer/guest and a password and when i typed my password in it didnt work. but it only worked on my desktop when i tried my laptop it says path doesnt exists or cant be find?
hmmmm.......thats strange. You obviously have a config issue. For the time being, the easiest way to get around this is, I guess would be to disable the guest account on the computer you're trying to log on to.
Go to Users and Passwords in Control Panel and disable the Guest acount.
Then try to connect to your computer again and see what happens now.
Put the stuff you want to share in the "Shared Documents" folder and you should be able to see them.
Also, it's unlikely that you actually setup a real network for filesharing; at the moment, you are probably just sharing your Internet connection as they are 2 different (but very related) things. I'd say just run the Network Setup Wizard from the Control Panel on both computers and that should solve everything.
I set up an FTP server using Filezilla server on my desktop. Then SmartFTP on my laptop connects to the FTP server. I like it over network shares because SmartFTP will resume a broken connection. Windows gets kind of flaky when you start moving a lot of stuff, but FTP doesn't.