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#28821 12-Dec-2008 20:18
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Hi There,

I'm wanting to password protect (a password is required) a shared folder in Windows XP Home (SP2).

The originating PC and the PC connecting are both running XP Home.

The PC with the shared folder (password protected) should not request password entry on bootup into Windows.

Any idea how I can achieve this?  There appears to be no option to set a password for the shared folder.

Thanks.

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  #183800 12-Dec-2008 23:30
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Try Folder Password Expert USB. It can protect shared folders. WinXP Home SP 2 is supported.
http://folder-password-expert.com/usb.html

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  #183824 13-Dec-2008 08:35
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Oh... a 'free' solution is what I'm after.

 
 
 
 


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#183825 13-Dec-2008 09:06
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Easy:

- Create a password for your user
- Download the Microsoft free PowerToy TweakUI and set automatic login so the PC won't ask for password and log directly into that user when powered up
- Map the drive from the other PC - it should now ask for username and password

To make it even easier, if both PCs have the same username and password, it will automatically map the drive.




 

 

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  #183829 13-Dec-2008 09:53
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Ok.. done that.. tried two different PCs though and neither asks for a password.

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  #183830 13-Dec-2008 09:58
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If the username and password are the same the PCs won't ask for password.

Also you have to configure the proper permissions to the folder as per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040 if you want more control. And check the Simple File Share option.

Using Windows XP Home is part of the thing...




 

 

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  #183848 13-Dec-2008 12:37
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Yes, considering 'simple file share' isn't an option shown on the view tab.. nor is the access rights tab.. Must be as you said, XP home edition.. .will do some more digging.  Thanks.

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  #183849 13-Dec-2008 12:41
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Open Explorer, Tools, Folder Options...




 

 

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  #183863 13-Dec-2008 14:24
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Unfortunately Simple filing sharing is forced upon you it would seem in XP Home. Just checked now and i don't have the option to turn it off in folder options as i do with the mediacentre which is running XP Pro.

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  #183938 13-Dec-2008 22:21
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Correct.. no where to be seen *sigh*

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