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Sharing one and only one folder between windows2000

Posted on 2004-08-19
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Hi,

I have setup a home network using a cross cable, here is my config

computer1
192.168.0.1
windows 2000, sp3
password: something

computer2
192.168.0.2
windows 2000, sp1
password: [no password set on this pc]

What I want is that computer2, be not able to access computer1 normally, the only thing that computer2 can access will be a folder. Now how do I do this.

Since, I dont want computer1 to reveal its password to the user on computer2, so simple file sharing is not useful, as I have to goto computer2 physically and type my password there so that it may access the shared folder on computer1.

Bottom line: How to share only a folder in between two computers?

p.s. computer1 is an Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) server, and computer2 is an ICS client too. Though I dont think it has got anything to do with my problem, but just in case.

Thanks.
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On PC 1 just right click on the folder you want to share and click on Sharing... then choose Share this Folder.  Name the Share and add a comment if you wish.  Then from there just set the permissions to Everyone so PC 2 doesn't need a password to access the folder.
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Oh by the way, you should upgrade both computers to Service Pack 4... that will narrow the possibility of connection problems if there were to be some.
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by:cyrusuncc
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Simple file sharing is what you want.  It will give unrestricted access to that folder to all clients on the network (only 1 other pc in your case) without any password required.

LimeSMJ's suggestion will work too.
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