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XP Home....Share Passwords

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JohnJ, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. JohnJ

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    I am running XP Home edition. I am connected to a peer to peer network. I want to share a folder but I want to put a password on it to only allow certain personnel to edit the files. Is this possible and if so how is it done??

    thanks!
     
  2. Del

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    You should be able to use explorer and go to the folder, right click on it and go to sharing.
    Click Shared As and put in a read only password, should do the trick.
     
  3. JohnJ

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    That's what we all thought here too. But it only give you the option to share with everyone on the network (full access) or not share it at all. No one can seem to find a way to assign a password.

    Remember this is Windows XP Home Edition

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks Dan O....that was just what I was looking for
     
  6. JohnJ

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    Ok, I stand corrected. That helped but it didn't solve what I needed. I have spoke with our "SA" and he says it's not possible with XP home only XP pro.

    So, now my question is: Is there a program I can download to add this feature?

    To recap: I am trying to assign a password to a folder on XP home. I want to beable to access this folder over the network from another machine, running Windows ME, and require a password to make changes within the folder. Make sense?

    Does anyone know of a program I can download to do this?

    Thanks
     
  7. Dan O

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    JohnJ,

    Your SA is correct. I forgot as I use only XP PRO. The key issue for file and folder security is support for the file format NTFS. From the articles are misleading and the fact that Microsoft offered NTFS with NT and 2000 who would thought they would remove it from XP Home, which is a sneaky way to force you to upgrade to XP PRO.

    I generally don't recommend third party utilities as they some times can cause OS problems and some contain spyware. But many are available from www.download.com, such as Folder Guard.

    You may consider upgrading to XP PRO and I am sorry about causing you confusion.
     
  8. Mustnged

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    Thanks Dan O, you just taught me how to hide my secret file from my girfriend!
     
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    Alright. Thanks Dan O
     
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