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Setting the shared folder permissions in Windows XP
  1. Select Allow network users to change my files only if you want to allow others to make changes to your files.


  2. Figure depicting Sharing Tab

    • If you do not select this option, the other users on your network can view the files but can't change them (read-only).

  3. Click OK.

  4. If the name of your shared folder is longer than 12 characters, a dialog box displays. Select Yes if all the computers on your network are running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or later.

    Or

    Click No and change the name of the shared folder so it has 12 characters or fewer if you have any computers on your home network running Windows 98SE, Windows Me, or Windows NT.


  5. Verify that the folder is shared. A small hand under the folder icon indicates it's a shared folder.


Figure depicting the shared folder

The Family Photos folder is a shared folder and accessible to everyone on your home network.

This completes the setup for sharing folders on your home network. Other users on your home network can access your shared folders, and you can access shared network folders on the other networked computers.
 

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