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Problem with ppl accessing my shared files through LAN

hi,

My computer is currently connected to Internet through my LAN at my university.  The OS I'm using is windows 2000, and I am able to browse other people's shared files on LAN.  However, when other people(using various windows) tries to access my shared folder, they would always get prompt to enter username/password.  My shared folder is set to share to Everyone, though.  This seems to be an easy problem but I just couldn't figure it out.   Could someone help me, please?  Thanks a lot.

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lrmooreCommented:
You have to enable the Guest account if you want to permit access in this case. Just remember to disable it when you are through sharing the files. Else, create a new username/password for users to access it.
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xylAuthor Commented:
If I enable the guest account, would the other people have full access to all my files, or just the shared ones?
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xylAuthor Commented:
If I enable the guest account, would the other people have full access to all my files, or just the shared ones?
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xylAuthor Commented:
If I enable the guest account, would the other people have full access to all my files, or just the shared ones?
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lrmooreCommented:
Just the shared ones, but many hackers out there can get around it..
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