Password Protect folders

  andysgreen 14:44 02 Apr 2009
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Hi, we work from home. we have wireless network in both the office and home. I would like to password protect (not hide) drives (mainly external) and folders on a file sharing server so that the kids or indeed anyone else can not accidently do anything to them.

The file sharing server is running winXP home and we have a mixture of PC's and macs in the office and home that all may need access to the protected files.

One internet connection supplies both the house and the office. I have a modem/router that has one cable going to a switch where the wireless access points, file sharing server, and other devices plug into. The modem/router then obviously assigns the IP add to each device.

Can anyone suggest some software or hardware setup that can do this?

  dawood 15:22 02 Apr 2009

Opps.. Sorry to say that you can only do simple file/folder sharing in XP home, no password protection. If you have XP pro, then you can share file with user/group permission as shown here click here .

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