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I have the following setup
Dell Desktop – Windows Media Edition (based on XP Pro … I think)
2 Sammys (XP Home)
1 Vaio laptop (XP Pro)
1 Dell laptop (XP Home)
They are all in the same Workgroup and are networked – wired/wirelessly.
On each machine I have set up 2 different (but identical) users – with passwords.
On the Desktop one (internal) drive is reserved for different types of media, and split into 3 different folders (Music, Films, Photos) – these are all shared across the network.
Also on the Desktop the ‘All Users’ folder is shared, and is used for documents etc.
This all works fine, and means that everything is centralised, with little actual data being stored on any of the laptops.
What I would like to do, is to create a ‘Guest’ user account on the desktop (and maybe on one of the Sammys) that would NOT have access to the shared folders, but could still use the internet etc etc, and store own ‘local’ files.
It seems that once you have shared a folder … that is it, and it is shared by all in that workgroup …. is that true…. or did I miss something?
On the desktop you should be able to go to Tools > Folder Options and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing
One you’ve done that you should be able to set the Permissions of each user – which folders they can / cannot access. You can also set read/write permissions.
Thank you – I knew somebody in the Forum would have the answer to this …. I now just need to figure out the actual settings I need, when I played with it yesterday evening I couldn’t get it to work as I wanted.
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