File Sharing in xp home

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JimboF

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According to the main site you can toggle off the simple file sharing thing in the folder options - but it doesn't appear in my version of XP home - have MS got wise to it and removed it in newer versions? ANd is there a registry setting that will do the same thing?

Thanks in advance for any help....
 

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Home doesn't have this, Pro has extra security and networking features.
You can share things put puting them in the shared documents folder
 
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JimboF

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Tragic to reply to your own thread I know but I have discovered it can indeed be done. To copy and paste off the advice I found:

Since numerous people have bemoaned the fact that XP home won't let you turn off so-called 'simple file sharing' in order to display the ntfs security tab under file properties, I have undertaken the arduous task of coming up with a workaround to this 'feature'. So:

1 - Download the nt4 security configuration manager from:
http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/downloads/recommended/scm/default.asp
2 - run the exe to extract the files to a temp folder of your choosing
3 - right click setup.inf and select "install". Answer 'no' if asked to overwrite esent.dll
4 - there is no 4. The security tab should now be available

Seems to work fine too!
 

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