If you ever tried to create multiple shared folders at the same time in Windows XP, you might have found that performing this operation manually can be time consuming; sharing each folder individually involves setting multiple properties and permissions. Fortunately, you can save yourself time and frustration in Windows XP Pro by using the Create a Shared Folder wizard to perform such operations. Here's how:
- Access the Run dialog box by pressing [Windows]R.
- Type SHRPUBW.EXE in the Open text box and click OK.
- When you see the Welcome To The Create A Shared Folder wizard, click Next.
- On the Set Up A Shared Folder page, use the Browse button to select the folder you want to share, type a name in the Share Name text box, and click Next.
- On the Shared Folder Permissions page, set the level of shared permission you want for the folder by selecting one of the following and clicking Next:
• Read-only Access For All Users But Allow Administrators Full Access.
• Administrator-only Access.
• Custom (choose users and permissions).
- When you see the Completing The Create A Shared Folder wizard, select the Run This Wizard Again check box and click Next.
Note: This tip applies only to Windows XP Professional.
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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.