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protect folder on network

How do i protect a folder on a network so that only individual accounts can view it from a wireless home network. i have a program folder on one computer(XP PRO) and two laptops(XP HOME) i want to be able to access this folder from only one laptop, how do i do this?


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Setup permissions on the share and permissions on the directory itself.

Right click the directory, go to the Sharing tab, select permissions. Setup permissions on the directory by clicking the Security tab.

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
I believe you must first go to Folder Options>View and uncheck "Use Simple File Sharing"

Now if the two laptops have differnet username, create the same username and password from the laptop you want access on the Pro machine and set it's username accordingly is the share permissions.

I THINK you can also add a computer name, Im not sure on this. I ususally just do a per user setup.
I'm getting there but when i get to the ADDING the name bit i cannot link to the laptop as there is only ID for the pro machine. If i add my ID of the laptop ,it just says not found.
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Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
You have to do it with USER permissions. Setup 2 differnet users on each laptop, add the user to the PRO machine you want to give access and give it access thru the Share Permissions.

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