How do I set password on shared folder on LAN Network?


how do I set password on share folder on Lan network?

note:operating system is Windows XP with FAT 32.


This question was answered on October 18, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

1 Using Windows Explorer, select the folder, C:\data or something to that effect Right-Click the folder name If the system is configured for file and printer sharing, the shortcut menu opens

2 Click the Shared As option button and enter a name for the shared folder This action makes the folder available to others on the network They can see the folder when they open the network neighborhood on their desktop.

3 In the section labeled Access Type, click the “Depends on Password” option button.

4 To allow others the right to make changes to the folder, enter a password under “Full Access Password” For read-only access, enter a different password Click OK to exit the Window.

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 18, 2004