And that's probably the best way to do it Bob. At least in the Home version it is. Sandi ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:03 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: xp sharing? | Hi Pam, | I did find this in the home edition. | It looks like a user can only make folders private, so one might have to put | icons on a desktop in a folder to make them private. | Here is what help says, so far: | | To make your folders private | | 1.. Open My Computer. | 2.. Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), | unless you have more than one drive on your computer). | If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the | contents of this drive. | | 3.. Double-click the Documents and Settings folder. | 4.. Double-click your user folder. | 5.. Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties. | 6.. On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I | have access to it check box. | Notes | | a.. To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer. | b.. This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. | Folders in your user profile include My Documents and its subfolders, Desktop, | Start Menu, Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, | they are available to everyone who uses your computer. | c.. When you make a folder private, all of its subfolders are private as well. | For example, when you make My Documents private, you also make My Music and My | Pictures private. When you share a folder, you also share all of its subfolders | unless you make them private. | d.. You cannot make your folders private if your drive is not formatted as | NTFS. For information about converting your drive to NTFS, click Related Topics. | Bob Noble | www.sonic.net/bnoble To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.