Sharing on a LAN....

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neo090282

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#1
Well i'm trying to share some folders on my network at uni and cant for the life of me work out the best way of doing it.

As far as i'm aware there are two ways:

1. Drag the shared folders to the shared directory(Not what i want to do)

2.(I cant work out how to do this) Share them just by clicking the option when you right-click and share. Except the option is not available. I know this works cos I've checked on my friends comp.

Ta'
 
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Bretenn

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#7
U cannot share the Documents and Settings, Program files and windows system folders..... try choose a file and then share it.....
see whether it works or not
 
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neo090282

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#9
I'm definately on a workgroup because I can access other computers and network drives etc.

I have only been trying to share folders with media and such in.

So I think I really need to just find the options for the LAN security or something? I've trawled for hours??

Thanks
 
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RobAnt

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#12
Its not clear from your jpg what folder you're trying to share, but it might simply be that you need to enable sharing in your Network Properties.

Instructions for XP - which I think you have: -

Control Panel/Network Connections. Right Click on your Local Area Network icon & select Properties. Click on the General tab.

Do you have File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks installed & is there a tick in the box? The answer should be Yes to both!
 

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