Sharing Drives and Folders With
Last updated: 12/22/01
Q. How does one share a drive or folder in Windows
XP with other computers on a Windows network?
A. Drive sharing on the XP computer: My Computer,
right-click C:, Sharing and Security, Sharing. It had drive C: shared as
C$, the default share. This share is not visible to other computers on the
network. Clicked New Share and added a new share name of “C” without the
“”. Clicked Permissions and verified that Everyone had full permissions.
OK, OK, Apply, OK.
You may also have to activate the Guest account on XP computers...
Start, Control Panel, Category View, Performance and Maintenance, Computer
Management, System Tools, Local Users and Groups, Guest, and uncheck Account
is disabled, if it is.
Be sure the XP
firewall on the client computers is disabled or configured to
permit use of the local area network.