Sharing the C Drive - how risky?
Posted on 2007-04-10
I have a new system with Vista, an older one with XP Pro. The XP Pro has a wireless adapter now. My laptop, the same. They are connected to the router with WEP. Yesterday I turned on the router's firewall. I am also running Window's firewall on all computers.
Yesterday I turned on File and Printer Sharing - and I figured out how to put files in the Shared Folders, but also I directly shared another folder by giving it permission (to be seen and changed). I want access to my older computer for the many many files it has.
I see that windows is warning me against sharing the C: drive if I right-click it. Seeing as I have Wep enabled as well as these firewalls, is it so dangerous to share this? It would make things so much easier if I could, yet I guess I may be too polyana and I would like to know the risks here of sharing the C drive as opposed to individual folders.