Merlin is a person much like yourself who tries to help out as best as possible (even if he doesn't like XP *poke*). You could respond to Merlin much the same way as you responded to me.. in the forum.
Merlin's question was, is your Share Folders/Printers box checked (enabled)? If you don't know where the box is just say so and he or someone else will, I'm sure, be happy to point you in the right direction.
Ignore Raptor, he's a teenager and as such is still awaiting the development of social niceties.