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Give Permission to access your rerources (Sharing)(Win9x)

This page is for Windows95/98/ME
(there is a slightly different procedure for Windows 2000 / XP Prof and for XP Home


You have installed your network card and
checked the network configuration.

The question is now: do you only want to connect from your system to another computer on
the network or do you want to allow other computers also to access resources on your system ?
(a network resource is either a complete disk, a folder with all files and subdirectories or a printer)

For other computers to access your system, you should have already installed
"
File-and-Print Sharing" as part of the check/adjusting of the network configuration.

Once "File-and-Print Sharing" is installed, you need now to decide, to which part
of your computer other system should have access: which part of your system to SHARE.

You can give access to a
complete disk on your computer or to just a folder.
You can allow other system
to print on your printer.


Sharing a compete Disk:

In "My Computer", right-click
on the disk to be shared and
select from the context /
Popup menu: "Sharing"
The system displays the
"Properties" of the disk,
with the Tab:"Sharing"
pre-selected.

By defauly, the disk is
Not shared.

Select the disk to be
"Shared As..", define the
Share-name, which will be the
name of this disk on the
network
(no blanks,as short
as possible)
.

You can decide the level
of access:
that other system can
Only-Read data from your disk,
or have Full-permission
(to
read/write/delete files)
.

If you trust everybody on your
network, no need for passwords,
but if there are some systems
not allowed to access your data,
define a password !
Once a disk is shared, the
Symbol in "My Computer" changes:
the hand holding the disk

Sharing a Folder :

If you do not want to give access
to your complete disk, you can
allow access (=share) just a folder:
other systems will then see only
the files and sub-folders in this
folder.

Select the folder to be shared,
right-click and select from the
Context / popup menu:
"Sharing"
Like Sharing a complete Disk,
select "Shared As...", define
the "Share Name" , the access
type (and a password, if required)
Once a folder is shared, the
Folder - Symbol changes:
the hand holding the Folder



Sharing a Printer:

In "Printers",(via "MyComputer" or via the
Control-panel),right-click on the printer to be
shared and select from the context / pop-up
menu: "Sharing"
The system displays the "Properties" of the
printer with the Tab:"Sharing" pre-selected.

By defauly, a printer is Not shared.

Select "Shared As....", define a Share-Name,
under which the printer will be listed in
the Network Neighborhood.
Once a prnter is shared, the
Symbol in "Printers" changes:
the hand holding the printer.



Next Step: Network Neighborhood / My Network Places

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