Sharing Folders

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Hi:
I have different users on my XP Home computer. How do I
set up a folder that can be seen and accessed by user? I
heard something about "shared folders". How does this work
if I am the administrator?

Thanks!
Scott Sokolich
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Scott,

    By default, there is a shared documents folder - why do you not use it?

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
    Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Scott Sokolich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1285801c41827$8ff55e30$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > Hi:
    > I have different users on my XP Home computer. How do I
    > set up a folder that can be seen and accessed by user? I
    > heard something about "shared folders". How does this work
    > if I am the administrator?
    >
    > Thanks!
    > Scott Sokolich
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Rick:
    Thank you! I did find the shared folders for each user and
    I could access other users data when in there.
    As an experiment I logged on as a different user (my
    daughter) and I was able to see and access "My Documents"
    (Scott Sokolich - administrator) folders and data (non-
    shared) when logged in as my daughter. I thought that as a
    non-administrator logged in, they were not able to access
    the administrator's regular "My Documents" and vice versa.
    Sorry for being a dummy here (I'm an ex-98 user) but if
    someone else can access the administrator's doc's while
    logged in then what is the use of the shared file system
    and being an administrator? As administrator I might want
    to know or not know what is confidential on someone else's
    folders. Remember that I can't make it "private" because I
    am on FAT32.

    Thanks for all your help!

    Scott Sokolich

    Rick wrote:
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hi Scott,
    >
    >By default, there is a shared documents folder - why do
    you not use it?
    >
    >--
    >Best of Luck,
    >
    >Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
    >Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
    >http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
    >www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org
    >
    >"Scott Sokolich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message
    >news:1285801c41827$8ff55e30$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Hi:
    >> I have different users on my XP Home computer. How do I
    >> set up a folder that can be seen and accessed by user? I
    >> heard something about "shared folders". How does this
    work
    >> if I am the administrator?
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >> Scott Sokolich
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi,

    To take full advantage of the security aspects, you have to convert to NTFS.
    You cannot make use of them in FAT32. WinXP will run in FAT32, but really
    should be run in NTFS to take full advantage of its features.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
    Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Scott Sokolich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:175ae01c418c0$cc974670$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Rick:
    > Thank you! I did find the shared folders for each user and
    > I could access other users data when in there.
    > As an experiment I logged on as a different user (my
    > daughter) and I was able to see and access "My Documents"
    > (Scott Sokolich - administrator) folders and data (non-
    > shared) when logged in as my daughter. I thought that as a
    > non-administrator logged in, they were not able to access
    > the administrator's regular "My Documents" and vice versa.
    > Sorry for being a dummy here (I'm an ex-98 user) but if
    > someone else can access the administrator's doc's while
    > logged in then what is the use of the shared file system
    > and being an administrator? As administrator I might want
    > to know or not know what is confidential on someone else's
    > folders. Remember that I can't make it "private" because I
    > am on FAT32.
    >
    > Thanks for all your help!
    >
    > Scott Sokolich
    >
    > Rick wrote:
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Hi Scott,
    >>
    >>By default, there is a shared documents folder - why do
    > you not use it?
    >>
    >>--
    >>Best of Luck,
    >>
    >>Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
    >>Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
    >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >>Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
    >>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >>Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org
    >>
    >>"Scott Sokolich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in message
    >>news:1285801c41827$8ff55e30$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi:
    >>> I have different users on my XP Home computer. How do I
    >>> set up a folder that can be seen and accessed by user? I
    >>> heard something about "shared folders". How does this
    > work
    >>> if I am the administrator?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>> Scott Sokolich
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
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