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Problem with ppl accessing my shared files through LAN

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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.

xyl
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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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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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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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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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Just the shared ones, but many hackers out there can get around it..
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