Q. re Simple File Sharing

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jimmy Dean, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Jimmy Dean

    Jimmy Dean Guest

    I have 2 PCs with XP Pro.

    If I enable Simple File Sharing, share a folder on each and make sure
    boths PCs are in the same workgroup and subnet, then I can share files
    back and forth easily from either PC.

    If Simple File Sharing is not enabled, however, I can't access shared
    folders on one PC from the other, even if I give Everyone full
    permissions on each PC.

    My Q: What changes does Simple File Sharing make?

    Jimmy Dean, Aug 30, 2006
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  3. Jimmy Dean

    why? Guest

    It makes it work :)

    How strange, I always make sure it's turned off and file sharing works

    In the 1st article this is an issue, "Remote users always authenticate
    as the Guest account."
    I always disable the guest account on systems at home and it's been a
    policy at work as well for many years. This means a but more in the way
    of setup, generally I create a file sharing user account and limit the
    access to specific folders only, even as far as RO for a frolder tree /
    RW to single folders.

    Certain assumptions are made about trusting the other PCs,

    Another MS link (or 2)
    Description of the Guest account in Windows XP

    To turn the guest account on or off

    How to change settings if needed

    why?, Aug 30, 2006
  4. Jimmy Dean

    Pennywise Guest

    Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > right click on
    simple file sharing, Left click on "What's this"
    Pennywise, Aug 31, 2006
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