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Chapter 6. Sharing Data on the Network > Restricting Access to a Shared Folder ...

Restricting Access to a Shared Folder on Your Windows XP Computer

If you are using Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me, you can restrict access to a shared folder on the network by assigning a password to it. Windows XP is different. With Windows XP, you can restrict access only to folders that are stored in your My Documents folder. As a result, you should get in the habit of keeping all documents on your Windows XP computer either in your My Documents folder or in the Shared Documents folder.

Any user on any computer is granted full access to files and folders stored in the Shared Documents folder. If you want to have control over how a folder is shared on the computer and on the network, you need to keep it in your My Documents folder. If a folder is in your My Documents folder, you can decide whether to share it completely with others, partially restrict access so that others can view the files but not modify them, or completely restrict access to the folder.


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