Sharing TIF's in XP?

By Thunder
May 1, 2002
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  1. Can all users on XP share the same TIF folder?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Well, XP has a thing called "simple file sharing". I guess it could be used (I wonder how simple things can get with XP). For more powerful file/directory sharing, if I remember correctly, you need to be a power-user or administrator.
    Just right-click a directory and select "Sharing and Security".
  3. Thunder

    Thunder Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I think that only applies to a network. I'm refering to the different profiles on my PC. ( wife's, kid's)
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    A normal directory created under, say, C:\, should be accessible to anyone. Some special directories like other people's profiles & "C:\System Volume information" aren't accessible for normal users.
    So, just move the directory so that others can access it.
    btw. Is this TIF folder just Tagged Image Format files or something special?
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    The network sharing also doubles as local sharing too.

    Make sure "Make folder Private" is not checked.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,267   +217

    Could he be referring to Temporary Internet Files?
  7. Thunder

    Thunder Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Yes, Temporary Internet Files.:) I moved mine to C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files. I'm wondering if I can also move my wife's and kid's which are stored in their own profiles or will it cause a conflict?
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    There should not be a problem, providing you keep the folder outside of the "Document and Settings/username" folder. The rest of the hard disk is accessible by even guests I would imagine, so placing your "TIF" folder in some place such as C:\TIF or C:\Windows\TIF should work fine.

    Of course, you'll have to change the TIF directory for their profile too, so their account looks for the same folder you are using instead of the default one.
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