In Windows NT and Windows 2000, to share a folder you can use Explorer or My
Computer and right-click on a folder and you had access to a Sharing tab. Not in
Windows XP. That simple functionality is turned off by default. To turn it back
- Click Start
- Click My Computer
- Click Tools menu option
- Click Folder Options
- Click View tab
- In Advanced settings dialog, at the bottom:
- Uncheck Use simple file sharing (Recommended)
Now when you right-click a folder in Windows XP, you will see a
Sharing option. Windows XP Home Edition supports only Simple File Sharing.
Windows XP Professional supports both sharing models.