OK, I am able to see and share files, that's no problem, between 3 machines.

All machines are running XP Pro SP3 and all the same workgroup name.

Why, when I search for computers, do I not see all the workgroup comps. On
one machine it might see itself and one other but on my main machine it only
occasionally sees itself.

I am running Kaspersky 7 and am thinking it is something to do with a
setting within it. But like I say the shared files are seen and accessible
so to me all the setting are fine. Windows Firewall is off and simple file
sharing is unticked on all machines. The Wizard has been run on all
machines. After any change I have carried out a shut down and restart.

any comments appreciated