How to passwd protect shared folder in WinXP

By Perplexer
Feb 2, 2003
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  1. I shared a drive/folder on my Win XP Pro PC to be available to other PCs in the same workgroup but they can all access that folder without getting any password prompt. I got the 'simple file sharing' disabled. Any ideas ? Thanks.
  2. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    I don't believe you can do this. I looked for a little bit one day, and came to no avail. It is in win98 which is frustrating, but it may be somewhere.
  3. erwin1978

    erwin1978 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 327

    Put passwords in all the accounts in the XP server. Any computers wanting to connect to this computer will be shown a login screen. This way, only people who knows an account/password on the XP machine can access any resource provided. Connection maintains until the client PC reboots.
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