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XP Pro Security Settings For XP Home

By Eric Vaughan

There is a misconception that you can't set advanced permissions in XP Home. There are actually 3 ways you can do it. Before we go on, one note of caution. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING LEAVE PERMISSIONS ALONE! I have seen more than one person lock themselves out of their computers, folders, and files.* You must be using NTFS for permissions to work.

I highly recommend visiting these sites before continuing.

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and Folders in Windows XP (Q308419)

Description of File Sharing and Permissions in Windows XP (Q304040)

How to Share and Set Permissions for Folders and Files Using Windows XP

1. The Best Method*

Go to START > RUN > type SHRPUBW. You get the following menu:

Enter name of or Browse to a folder. Name the share. Description is optional. Click Next.

You get the following screen:

If the first three options are of use to you, select one and click finish. If not click the CUSTOMIZE SHARE AND FOLDER PERMISSIONS option. The following screen will come up:

Select the Group or User name and edit the Permissions. Click OK. This screen will close. Click finish on the previous screen.


* Heed my warnings. I am not responsible if you mess things up.




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