Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Question Help with XP file sharing in workgroup

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to share files in a workgroup with other machines/users and not have to share with everyone (something similar to client/server). Is this possible? Thanks
__________________

Stik62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 12:43 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
Daeva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 407
Send a message via AIM to Daeva Send a message via MSN to Daeva Send a message via Yahoo to Daeva
Default Re: Help with XP file sharing in workgroup

Well, which O/S are you running? pro makes this a little bit easier but you can do it on home as well. You simply have to turn on file and print sharing(which can be done from the security option by right clicking any folder). You need to specify the share name.
Once you do that, you go to the pc that you want to be able to access the folder you just shared. You right click on my computer and click map network drive. From here you select a drive letter(doesn't matter as long as it's not in use already), you type in the path which is equal to \\computerNameHere\FolderNameHere
Then it should ask you for the username and password you want to use. Without getting deep into security and folder permissions, just type in the Username and password of the main logon to that computer or the administrator account.
__________________

__________________
**Official Self-proclaimed glorified excessive (insert additional adjectives here) post editor/modifier.
Edit = Best feature ever
http://www.twitter.com/xDaevax
Daeva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 06:25 PM   #3
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Default Re: Help with XP file sharing in workgroup

Thanks for the input Daeva. I thought there might be another way to do this other drive mapping but that will have to do. Thanks again.
Stik62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 04:15 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: Help with XP file sharing in workgroup

You just need to setup permissions etc. Turn off simple file sharing (cant do this with XP home) and take it from there.
Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0