Using the Create a Shared Folder wizard in Windows XP Pro

Creating multiple shared folders in Windows XP Pro? It doesn't have to be difficult. Greg Shultz tells about the Create a Shared Folder wizard and how it can do a lot of the work for you.

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:

  1. Access the Run dialog box by pressing [Windows]R.
  2. Type SHRPUBW.EXE in the Open text box and click OK.
  3. When you see the Welcome To The Create A Shared Folder wizard, click Next.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  • Read-only Access For All Users But Allow Administrators Full Access.
  • Administrator-only Access.
  • Custom (choose users and permissions).
  1. 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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About Greg Shultz

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.

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