advanced networking

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gag44, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. gag44

    gag44 Guest

    alright.. this may seem like a dum newbie question, but how do you enable advanced sharing in xp home edition? is it impossible? i read teh guid, and looked under tools>folder options>view and scrolled to the bottom, but it's not there. was it not included in the home edition, or what?

    Thx for any help :)
  2. gag44

    gag44 Guest

    c'mon someone help me plz:(
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Open folder options and uncheck "Use Simple File Sharing (Recomended)." Its toward the bottom of the list of options.

  4. gag44

    gag44 Guest

    i tired that... there is nothing with (reccomended) beside it except "Hide protected operating system files (reccomended)"
    Did i miss something in the install? orw what:confused:
  5. 2535

    2535 Guest

    no you didn't miss anyuthing in install

    you need the drive which you want advanced networking on to be NTFS. to convert the drive simply type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS at a command prompt you will need to restart your computer and it may take a while.

    after the pc is restarted simply go into folder options and the option use simple file sharing will be there it will be checked simply uncheck it reboot and hey presto!!!

    PS You need to log on as administrator to make all the changes above.