I want to password-protect the shared folders on my network. Running XP Home, I know that the "normal" way (using permissions) is not avaliable the way it is in XP Professional. Searching the internet for a solution, I have come across only one, which takes advantage of the fact that XP Home authenticates all users attempting to gain access to shared resources as "guest." Essentially, it suggests that the Guest account be enabled, and then protected with a secure password. I tried that, and it does indeed come up with a box asking for a password, and will refuse access if the correct one is not entered when trying to open a shared folder from another pc. This would all be great except that every "secure XP" guide that I have ever read always said that the Guest account should be disabled. As long as it is a good password (long, alphanumeric, mixed case, etc.) is it much of a security risk? I plan to upgrade my notebook to XP Pro when I head off to college next year since I can get a copy at a steep discount, but I wanted something for right now.