folder sharing

I have a desktop with XP Pro and when I try to share my folder, the dialog box for SETTING FOLDER PERMISSIONS appears and just keeps running (see attached). As the matter of fact it is still running for over 3 hours now. Not sure how to fix that. Thanks
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biggynetAsked:
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smgoncalvesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Cancel it. And remove/apply the permission again.

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arrorynCommented:
What SMG said.

What are you actually trying to share? How large is it?
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
I did cancel and apply many times. I am trying to share my whole 2nd hardrive so that other PC can access it.
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smgoncalvesCommented:
How large is it and how many files have it?

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biggynetAuthor Commented:
500gb. How many files? many many.
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
I unchecked the using simple file sharing and share the folder again and it worked.
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