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,
You can share the whole drive if you want but myself I keep it down to sharing
a folder if I have to share one. Why give someone access to the whole pie
when just a small slice is all that is needed.
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 configured to permit use of
the local area network.