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4. File-Sharing Annoyances > ACCESSING FILES ON REMOTE COMPUTERS

ACCESSING FILES ON REMOTE COMPUTERS

SHARE WINDOWS XP MY DOCUMENTS FOLDERS ON THE NETWORK

The Annoyance:

I usually work on a particular Windows XP computer, but sometimes one of my kids is at that computer and I have to do my work from another one. I can’t figure out how to get to my documents on the Windows XP computer. I know my My Documents folder isn’t marked “private” because my kids can access it when they are logged on to the computer. Why can’t I get to the folder from another computer on the network?

The Fix:

The fact that you didn’t configure your My Documents folder as private means its contents are accessible to other users, but only on the computer on which the folder resides. To access the folder over the network, you must specifically enable the option to share the folder on the network.


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