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Old 01-30-2004, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Where to set rights/permssions in XP

Hi everyone. I hope someone can help me. I did a search on this forum for my question, but could not find the answer.

This is my problem. I just built a new computer and installed XP professional on it. I have a small network at home and I added this computer to this network. I have 2 other computers at home with windows 2000. When I right click on a folder on my new computer to share a folder, it does not give me the option to add and remove certain users from the folder? It was easier in Windows 2000 and NT. I went into Help for XP and it did not tell me where I can do that? Can someone help me out? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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when you settup the folder to be shared it should have asked you how you wanted to set it up. You can set it up with a password that would limit the access to anyone that you give the password to.
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am logged in as a user with admininstrative rights. When I right click on the folder choose Sharing and Security a box appears with 2 sections.

The first section has a box that should allow me to check it and it says 'Make this folder private'. For some reason, it does not let me check it.

The second section has 2 boxes that let me check them and they say 'Share this folder on the Network' and 'Allow network users to change my files'. There is no option/button that I can find to add users (or remove users) to have access to this folder.

With Windows 2000, they have that option. Thanks though.
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Do you have XP home or XP Professional?

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Old 01-31-2004, 12:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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godai73 open "my computer" and select tools> folder options. uncheck the very last box to enable "simple file and folder sharing". you now have access to all the sharing options as win2000.
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ah, that worked perfectly, ekÆsine. thanks for your help. why would you suppose they would hide it like that?
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because microsoft assumes everyone is a total moron. they have many hand-holding features besides this one.
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