[24hoursupport] Re: Another Networking Question

  • From: "Spider" <spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 14:03:22 -0500

I'm going to assume (you substitute the actual names) the computer
containing the information to share has a computer name of Computer1 and the
folder you want to share is D:\My Documents.  You should also have a user
account for rallen that is a member of the administrative group.  (you said
below you do anyway).  Go to that computer and access the properties of the
My Documents folder.  On the share tab, create a new share called mydocs$.
That will make it a hidden share.  Go to the permissions section while
setting up the share and just have the administrative group and the single
rallen account listed for permission.  Now go to computer2 (the one you want
to access this folder from) and map a drive to \\computer1\mydocs$ and when
you get prompted for a user name and password, type for the username,
computer1\rallen, and the password you have set for that account on
computer1. (there MUST be a password set on that account).  If your pc's are
seeing each other on the network, that should allow you to access that
folder.  Let us know how it works out.


-----Original Message-----
From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ron Allen
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 4:17 PM
To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; 24hrsupporthelpdesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [24hoursupport] Another Networking Question

Spider recently helped me resolve an issue with networking that had been
preventing me from sharing my printer on my home LAN.

Now I have another issue. The situation is this: I have one computer, my
main machine, that is connected to a NetGear router. I also have another
computer, my second machine, connected to the router. My cable modem is also
connected to the router, and both machines share the Internet access. Now
that my printing from the second machine problem is fixed, I want to share
some folders on the second machine that only I have access to. I have the
folders set up as mounted volumes in MyDocuments folder on the second
machine, which prevents anyone (say, like my 7 year old nephew) from messing
with my files when he logs in under his own username to play a game. I am
the only Administrator on either machine, the other accounts are restricted.
Unfortunately, it also apparently prevents me from sharing the folders on
the network so that I can access them from my main machine.

Both computers are running Windows XP Pro, all latest updates, and both have
all drives formatted NTFS.

Any guidance on how to achieve what I'm trying to do is appreciated.

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