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Hide shared folders with Windows XP Pro’s Net
command line tool.
By sharing a folder in Windows XP Pro, it
usually means that you want network users to be able to find and
access the folder in the My Network Places tool. If you want to share
a folder with only certain users, you can use the Net command line
tool to essentially hide your computer and shared network folders.
Follow these steps to create the hidden share:
1. Open a command prompt.
2. Type this command: net config server /hidden:yes.
3. Share the folder as you normally would.
If your computer is already sharing network
folders, it may take up to 30 minutes for this command to take effect
and hide the computer name.
Users who have access to the hidden shared
folder can get to it by using the UNC name or by mapping the hidden
share to a local drive letter. To unhide the computer, type
net config server /hidden:no.
Note: Windows XP Professional only.
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