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I cannot find how to assign a password to a shared folder. I've looked all over the website and nothing. I can share, but can't password protect the folder. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!...

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    I cannot find how to assign a password to a shared
    folder. I've looked all over the website and nothing. I
    can share, but can't password protect the folder.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
    Kris Guest

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    Default Re: Password Shared Folders

    In article <0bf101c34720$1f4e8130$a001280aphx.gbl>, "Kris"
    <Kristaripglv.com> wrote:
    >I cannot find how to assign a password to a shared
    >folder. I've looked all over the website and nothing. I
    >can share, but can't password protect the folder.
    >
    >Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
    I'm sorry, but Windows XP doesn't have passwords for shared folders
    the way that Windows 95, 98, and Me do.

    Here are some ways to control access to your shared folders:

    1. Create a hidden share and only tell selected people about it. I've
    written a web page with details:

    Windows XP Simple File Sharing
    [url]http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/filesharing.htm[/url]

    2. Assign a password to the "Guest" account. When other people try
    to access your computer, they'll be prompted to enter the password:

    a. Click Start | Run.
    b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
    c. Under "Users for this computer", click Guest.
    d. Click Reset Password, enter a password, and click OK.

    3. Create a compressed folder and define a password for it. Everyone
    who accesses the folder, from the local computer or from the network,
    must specify the password to access the files in the compressed
    folder. This Microsoft Knowledge Base article has details:

    HOW TO: Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP
    [url]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306531[/url]

    4. If you have Windows XP Professional, you can disable Simple File
    Sharing and define access control lists that specify user names and
    their allowed mode of access. Ron Lowe and I have written a web page
    with details:

    Windows XP Professional File Sharing

    [url]http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm[/url]
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