file and print sharing, and access limiting

Acer / Aspire 5536
September 26, 2009 at 10:04:25
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.1 GHz / 2813 MB
I personally have 2 machines, one running vista SP1, and the other XP SP3. There are various other computers on the network running xp and vista as well. what I am trying to do is share a folder with one or more specific computers without passwords and stuff. Essentially I want to share folders between my laptop and desktop and desktop computers, but don't want the folder to even be visible anywhere else. I have played around a bit with permissions, but it appears as though I need to be part of a domain to set access for other computers. I cannot imagine there is no way around this, or even a completely different way to do this.
Basically, I want the folder on my laptop called "Files" to be visible and accessible to my desktop, but my roommate's computer cannot see, or access the folder "Files"
Any suggestions?

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#1
September 26, 2009 at 12:59:15
User level access control.

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#2
September 26, 2009 at 13:30:38
Care to be a bit more specific?

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#3
September 26, 2009 at 19:17:31
Once you share folder on computerA, other computers in same workgroup will be able to see that shared folder, howerver you can set access control to control the access. Here are share file with user/group permission in XP or password protected file sharing in Vista articles, hopefully can help you.

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#4
September 26, 2009 at 21:30:29
Actually, I finally got it.. kinda.. I discovered if I added all the users in the work group to all the computers, using the same passwords, I was able to restrict what users access what folders in the network.

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