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I want to restrict a folder that I have shared on my LAN to be viewable by my user account only, but after I set that up, I still can't access it from another computer.

For example I have set the permission of the folder to be user1, I'm logged it as user1 on another computer on the same LAN, but when I tried to access shared folder it says "You do not have permission to access". I wasn't prompted to enter the password or anything. Is there a way to control the sharing on XP or is it not possible?

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Originally Posted by awdrifter View Post

I want to restrict a folder that I have shared on my LAN to be viewable by my user account only, but after I set that up, I still can't access it from another computer.

For example I have set the permission of the folder to be user1, I'm logged it as user1 on another computer on the same LAN, but when I tried to access shared folder it says "You do not have permission to access". I wasn't prompted to enter the password or anything. Is there a way to control the sharing on XP or is it not possible?

Thanks.

You either have to be on a Domain... with a authoritative Domain controller authorizing the access.... ( you can put XP on a domain using GPEdit... an old tool that you can still find.).

Or you can have a local account on that computer... and when it asks for ID / password, login to it like a domain login: as in COMPUTER NAME \ ID (i.e. Gamer\Charlie or PC1\User1) with the Computer Name being the one the file resides on, not the one you are trying to access from.

hope that helps.. (and hopefully you will be upgrading away from XP soon?)

(p.s. I have not touched XP in about 6 years or so... but that is what I remember... if you need more, let us know!)

This might help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040 If I remember correctly, you need to turn off Simple File Sharing for that access to work....
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/22/14 at 5:42pm
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Thanks for the quick reply. I don't totally understand your second suggestion, can you explain it a bit more (or a link to a site with more detailed instructions).

My situation is this, I have two comps, they are the FairladyZ and Skyline rigs in my sig. I have an account named user1 on both PCs. I want to share a folder on Skyline that only user1 from FairladyZ can access. Does XP have this level of fine access control?

As for the upgrade, I might upgrade the XP machine to Win7 if the sharing control is not possible on XP.

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Thanks for the quick reply. I don't totally understand your second suggestion, can you explain it a bit more (or a link to a site with more detailed instructions).

My situation is this, I have two comps, they are the FairladyZ and Skyline rigs in my sig. I have an account named user1 on both PCs. I want to share a folder on Skyline that only user1 from FairladyZ can access. Does XP have this level of fine access control?

As for the upgrade, I might upgrade the XP machine to Win7 if the sharing control is not possible on XP.

Thanks.

If the file is on FairladyZ (say at c:\downloads\ filename.txt).... and you have a user account User 1... you would share the folder to only User1 with full control.

When you try to access the file from Skyline... type in \\fairladyZ\c$\downloads, hit enter (or browse there if you can....

It will not recognize you as a valid user since you are on Skyline... and you need to tell it who you are.... I believe if you turn off simple file sharing (see my previous post)... it will ask for an ID / password.... you would type in FairladyZ\User1.... which is a username on that system, and it should let you in.

is that clear?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/file_srv_create_share.mspx?mfr=true

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/accessing-shared-folders-files-2.aspx

Another possible option is to map a drive using the NET USE command... it will let you put in a ID and password in the command string.

Like this (from docs in my database dated 2002, lol!) :

NET USE J: \\servername\share /USER:domainname\username password


net use i: \\horizonw\qdls /USER:Intl.com\b804pcs P4$$W0rD


where
servername = the name of the server
share = the name of the share
domainname = the name of the domain where the username is defined
username = the username
password = the password
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/22/14 at 5:54pm
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Thanks for the explanation. That did the trick, turning off simple sharing (or sharing wizard in Win7) on both machines, now only my FairladyZ can access that one restricted folder. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by awdrifter View Post

Thanks for the explanation. That did the trick, turning off simple sharing (or sharing wizard in Win7) on both machines, now only my FairladyZ can access that one restricted folder. smile.gif

Good! Glad to hear you got it! thumb.gif
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