Networked Drives

  Bob The Nob© 18:42 23 Jun 07

I have an external hard drive and I hook it up to my pc and set it to share across the network so I can access it through the wireless. I am wondering, is there any way of making the network shares password protected?
I remember you could put passwords on them in Win98, but cant find a way in XP. Both PC and Laptop use XP Home.

Cheers :-)

  recap 20:16 23 Jun 07

Open My Computer, Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless you have more than one drive on your computer).
If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.

Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.
Double-click your user folder.

Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.

On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.

  Bob The Nob© 20:47 23 Jun 07

so would that allow me to access it from my laptop that has a different user name?

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