Re: Share a folder with an

Donald Campbell wrote:
On a peer to peer network with WinXP, how do you share a folder with an
access password?

Don C

Like WinNT and Win2K before it, WinXP's file security paradigm doesn't rely on, or allow, the cumbersome method of password protection for individual applications, files, or folders. Instead, it uses the superior method of explicitly assigning file/folder permissions to individual users and/or groups.

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP;en-us;279783

HOW TO Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions;en-us;q308418

HOW TO Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and

HOW TO Set the My Documents Folder as Private in Windows XP;en-us;298399

Of course, if you have WinXP Pro, you can encrypt the desired files/folders.

Best Practices for Encrypting File System;en-us;223316

As a crude work-around, you can place the file in a compressed folder, and set a password to uncompress the folder to view/access its contents. Also, some applications allow the user to password-protect their specific data files. Read the specific application's Help files for further information on this capability.


Bruce Chambers

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