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We currently have windows 98/95 pc's which have password protection on the drives so no one from the network can see the drive unless if they have the password, to the drives which are shared.I am currently facing someproblems with the windows XP home edition as we dont have any server based system its just peer - peer based system . So the windows Xp is preinstalled in the new pc's which we have bought DEll dimension 4300 . So if i want to share the drive in the new pcs all the other computerscan see the shared drive . I would like to knw is there a way out to this problem of sharing issue in the windows Xp as the drives are in NTFS file system format .

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Password protection over ...

Try this:
On computers with Windows XP define local accounts for the users that will access that computer via network.
Share the folder with full control permission for everyone.
Then in security tab for the same share folder remove everyone and add only the local users (previously added). Also don?t remove the administrator account and current users accounts of the computer (if not exist add them)
After that a user from other workstation can access this share only if he/she know one username and associated password.
Maybe an easy way is that these users from other workstation to use the same username and password as new accounts previously added in Windows XP
In this way is not very easy to manage the shares. Take in considerationa server for your network.

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