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I just installed windows fresh and do not have any shared drives setup yet.  what will my next step be if I do not have any drives created yet.  My main goal is to have a shared drive that 2 systems can share.
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by:KCTS
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Create two folders
On each in turn,
    right click and select Sharing, share the folder - go to the permissions tab
    and set the desireed permissions
   
     Right click and select security, set the NTFS permissons
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by:systems_ax
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KCTS,
but I only have local c drive I do not have a shared drive yet.
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by:KCTS
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oops I forgot - its XP so before you do any of that go to Control Panel ->Folder Options->View and swich off simple file sharing
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by:squillman
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Read this article from Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

Here's a quick-start type set of instructions:
1) Right-click on the folder you want to share and choose Sharing and Security
2) Click the Share this folder radio button
3) Give the folder a share name.  This is what others will map to when connecting to your drive
4) On the Security tab at the top make sure the permissions on the folder are set appropriately to allow the users who will be connecting to your machine to have access to the files.
5) Click Ok
6) On the PC that you're sharing with map a network drive to \\yourpc\yoursharename
where "yourpc" is the computername of your PC and "yoursharename" is the share name you set in step 3 above.
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by:KCTS
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Sorry - you want to connect TO a shared drive:

Double click "my computer", select Map network Drive and browse to the drive you want to connect to.
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by:systems_ax
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I do not think I am making myself clera, I do not have a network drive that I can connect to so I do need to create a network drive first, how do I do that?
thank you
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by:squillman
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See my post above
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by:systems_ax
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ok, I created a netword shared drive and have 2 systems on same network.  first system has this shared folder and 2nd system does not, how do I map from this 2nd system to the shared folder on the 1st system?
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See step 6 in my post above, that should do it for you.  You can find Map Network Drive either in Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer...) under the Tools menu, or you can right-click My Network Places and choose Map Network Drive.
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