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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Robert Baer, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Say a folder ALFA on drive C has 5 sub-folders and each folder has a
    number of files, and you want to share all of those files, without
    sharing any files in other folders (BETA, etc.).
    I have been getting different and contrary information (which because
    of the difference i am calling all of them opinions).
    The question is, what is the most efficent way of doing that?
     
  2. Genome

    Genome Guest

    I download shitloads of porn using this XP computer and rely on my storing
    it in places where even I will forget about where it is then every so often
    I go and stick it on a CD and stick it in a cupboard.

    So, basically speaking, using XP... What you have to do if you do if you
    want to not share stuff is store it on your hard drive and if you want to
    share it you put it on a CD and stick it in a cupboard.

    DNA
     
  3. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    There should be another file attribute bit, like "Read Only" and
    "Hidden" and "Archive": the "Porn" bit.

    John
     
  4. Win XP is not a secure system. Have you tried putting links to the files to
    be shared in one folder and sharing that?







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  5. Ban

    Ban Guest

    Have you ever tried to right-click something? 4th option
     

  6. Put those folders in the "Shared Documents" folder and allow
    sharing. Everthing else is hidden from other computers.


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  7. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

    IT is secure. You can share one single folder and all sub folders with
    out sharing the others. Right click on the folder, select properties
    and head to the sharing and security tabs.
     
  8. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    John Larkin a écrit :
    Bite would be more appropriate here.
     
  9. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    You are thinking *nix. Under Winblows, the "shortcut" is all you have.
    They are a weak link. They specify the path of the real file which must
    be accessed. They don't act like real files as under *nix.
     
  10. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    Make that "Public" or "SharedDocuments" and I'd be happier. Directory
    names with spaces in them are bothersome.
     

  11. "Shared Documents" is the default folder name on XP. The folder
    exists in a standard install of XP, and it is what it looks for on other
    computers on the network.


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  12. Geez, you guys waste disk space storing porn? Haven't you ever heard
    of ? <leer, snort>

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  13. If it's so great, what the hell is Windows Server 2003 about?

    If it's so secure, what happens when two or more people have accounts on a
    single PC?
     
  14. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Sort of like trying to find something and really finding stuff you do
    not need and not what you were looking for?
     
  15. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    ....and be a zero when set so that there is an entry hole?
     
  16. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Have not tried anything yet..trying to find out what is the proper or
    preferred method.
    The idea of sharing the folder is OK, but are the contents of all
    subfolders then also automatically shared?
     
  17. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    That is exactly what i thought, but i have been getting "opinions"
    that include "one must also share the drive / root".
    I think that would result in *everything* being shared, and so
    contrary to what was desired.
     
  18. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    ....then "properties" then ...
    Too bad you left a lot to the imagination and said nothing about
    subfolders being shared...
     
  19. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Seems a little unwieldy; each computer has the same-named folder and
    some may have this and others may have that - the result is ?what?
    Naturally, i do not know how all of those drive "C:\"s look like
    either...
     
  20. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Better being rich but drunk than drunk but rich?
     
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