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Windows XP: How to enable the file folder sharing?

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Hi Experts:

    I am working on a Windows XP machine and want to share a folder. I right clicked the folder and select Properties in the context menu, but then I couldn't find the tab to allow me to share the folder. I am using Windows XP professional SP 3. What should I do to enable the sharing? Do I need to start some service?
    Thank you.
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Question by:huangs3
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by:marektech
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by:madhubabus
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when you right-click you should see menu item "sharing and security" from which you can share the folder
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by:Dangle79
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go to the properties of your LAN connection, click Install, and add the File and Printer Sharing service
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by:huangs3
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marektech:

    I followed the instruction to switch the "simple file sharing" on and off plus rebooting the computer, but it didn't make difference. The "Share" tab still didn't show up.
    What shall I do? Thank you.
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by:huangs3
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madhubabus:
> when you right-click you should see menu item "sharing and security" from which you can share the
> folder
    I didn't see that when I right-click the file folder. What shall I do?
    Thank you.
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by:marektech
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Dangle79 is also correct that you need to have file and folder sharing enabled on the LAN properties. Did you try his suggestion?
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by:huangs3
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Dangle79:

    I checked it. The service was already installed and selected. Any idea?
    Thank you.
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by:marektech
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Go to control panel - Network Connections - Right click local Area connection and make sure you have a tick box next to file and printer sharing. If you don't click install and you will find File and Printer sharing. Install it and then it should work.
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Hi Everybody:

    I got it. Following the information in
http://forums.tweakguides.com/showthread.php?t=5771
    I started 4 services (Computer Browser, Network Connections, Server, Workstation) and restarted computer, then I got the tab.
    Thank you for your input.
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