File sharing question.

AeriaGloris

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I live in a house with 3 other guys and we all have pcs connected to a router. I have 2 pcs in my room and i want to be able to share files between these 2 pcs over the network, without making them available to everyone else. What's the easiest way to do this?

Both pcs are running xp pro.
 

delemorte

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when you create your share just apply permissions so that your user IDs have permission and theirs do not. very simple
 

calebb

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You will probably want to disable simple file sharing. (my computers -> tools -> options -> advanced -> checkbox: Use Simple File Sharing. (uncheck it))

Then just make sure you use the same username/password on both PC's and you can create shortcuts on the desktop of each PC like this:

(I'll make up IP addresses since I don't know yours)
PC1: 192.168.1.85
PC2: 192.168.1.86


On the desktop of PC1, right click the desktop -> new -> shortcut -> \\192.168.1.86\c$

On the desktop of PC2, right click the desktop -> new -> shortcut -> \\192.168.1.85\c$


Plenty more detail: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040
 

ktwebb

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Beyond disabling simple file sharing and locking down with NTFS permissions (The security tab on the folder, file or volume) you can also hide the shares for a bit more security. Just add $ to the end of the share.
 
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