In article <0bf101c34720$1f4e8130$a001280aphx.gbl>, "Kris"
<Kristaripglv.com> wrote:I'm sorry, but Windows XP doesn't have passwords for shared folders>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!
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
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
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
Windows XP Professional File Sharing
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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