Windows XP

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Network Sharing

Getting Windows to share files through the network is a lot more complicated than it needs to be.

  1. Open Explorer.
  2. Click Tools -> Folder Options -> View Tab -> Advanced Settings List
  3. Uncheck "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)".
  4. Right-click on the shared folder, click properties.
  5. Select "Everyone" in the Group or user names list.
  6. Check the "Full Control" under the allow column in the Permissions for Everyone list.
  7. Click "OK".
  8. If connection still fails, map a network drive, and click the link "Connect using a different user name." and enter a valid user name and password.