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Can you map an external hard drive on a workgroup network?

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I have a home network with three (4 counting netbook) computers. Can you plug an external drive into one PC and then map to it from other system on your home network in order to share files? All systems are XP except one which has Vista Home Premium.
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Once the external drive has been connected to the computer and a drive letter has been assigned, you should be able to right click on the drive and share it.
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Assuming that the Drive is shared and all Firewall and security settings are configured. you can use the
following command at the command prompt

Net use

net use * \\system name\share name. Where * tells the command to use the next available drive letter.
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