WinXP security and sharing properties

April 15, 2011 at 23:44:46
Specs: windows vista ultimate
i am planning to restrict anyone in my LAN network to have access on a particular drive in my desktop.

first i'll right click on the drive that i'd like to restrict, say (D:) then from the pop up menu i'll select the security and sharing, but when im trying to click on the Make this folder private it is unselectable. how can i enable that box for me to be able to select it and make my drive private and not shared?


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#1
April 16, 2011 at 07:42:19
Why do you think it's shared in the first place? Have you tried to access it from another machine?

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#2
April 16, 2011 at 19:51:48
i would not ask for help if i didnt tried it. Anyway for the record, i have this internet cafe that was just passed on to us. so basically i dont know the settings or whatever has been made to those desktops. Each desktops here under a LAN connection can access all other desktops IP addresses.
Now, what i want to do is to restrict all other desktops from gaining access to each and everyone's desktops. I know need to do it on every desktop, the problem is, the tickbox under the sharing ang security options which is "make this folder private" is cannot be selected as i think that might be the way to restrict particular drive of a desktop.

Another option is to simply put a password on each account. say i am a walk in customer who sits on computer#1, Now, when i tried to access computer#2 what should appear on my screen is a dialogue box asking for an account name and password. I know how to do it in Vista and Win7 which is only under the network and sharing center, but in XP i dont really know how to do it.


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#3
April 17, 2011 at 01:09:53
I've never been able to access a drive or a directory that wasn't shared. A shared drive or directory has the hand icon under it. If that icon isn't there, the folder is already private. If for some reason it isn't working that way, continue reading.

Is file & printer sharing checked in the properties of LAN, under network, in the control panel? Unchecking that stops all sharing.

If you want to password protect each PC, you run lusrmgr.msc, go to the user folder, right click on the user name, then click set password. After that, go to user accounts in the control panel. Choose change the way users log on or off. Check that they have to enter a password instead of using the welcome screen.

That will ask for a password at boot time & ask for a password if the PC is accessed remotely.

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#4
April 18, 2011 at 00:52:05
i tried the one using lusrmgr.msc, but i didnt continue it as i might erase or remove whatever was on the PC as there a dialogue box appeared that data loss might happen "irreversible loss of information" if i changed the password, meaning theres a password set prior?

should i proceed with it?

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#5
April 18, 2011 at 06:10:07
I ignore that message.

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#6
April 20, 2011 at 00:48:20
hi there, i've tried it but i can still access the pc the i've configured with that password.

is there another way to restrict access to each pc?

say, sitting in computer number 2 and when i typed the computer name in the run dialogue box, say, i typed \\comp1 then hit enter, what i want is a dialogue box asking for account name and password will first appear. coz what's happening now is whenever i tried to type \\comp1, \\comp2 and so on i can open each pc's name and can open all through other pc's here in my workgroup pc.


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#7
April 20, 2011 at 05:24:27
I know exactly what you want & resetting the password in lusrmgr.msc & changing the way users logon in the control panel always gave me that.

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#8
April 21, 2011 at 06:23:13
i've done that lusrmgr.msc tthing but i can still access other pc's file. is there any other way to do it? i really dont know how to do it in XP. but with vista and win7 i know where to set it. is there any available options to do it?

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#9
April 21, 2011 at 16:50:42
Ok, let's start from the beginning. If you want to stop all sharing, you uncheck file & print sharing in the TCP/IP properties which is in the Local Area Connection properties.

At the same time, if you don't see the hand icon under the drive or it's sub directories, you shouldn't be able to access anything from other PCs.

If you want to keep sharing but have it password protected, you set the passwords using lusrmgr.msc & set Windows to ask for a password at boot time. That's done in the control panel under user accounts. When you set Windows to ask for a password at boot time, it also asks for a password when someone wants to access shares. If you go that route, you will have to login on all PCs at boot time.

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#10
May 6, 2011 at 00:59:28
i've created guest account with limited account. then i set password to the administrator account, then before finishing on the password setup theres this window ask if i want to make folder private. i clicked on the make folder private. After that i hide the Game folders. but when i tried to play games i cant launch a game. does it have something to do with the folders being set as private? i tried to restore it back to its original setting by using the restore point but i still cant launch a game. what should i do, i cant find the settings to put it on the normal sharing settings.

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