Thursday, April 26, 2007

Display the Sharing Tab in Folder Properties

In Windows 2000, getting to the Sharing options for a folder was simple:

Just right-click, choose Properties, and you'd see a Sharing tab.

In Windows XP, this feature is missing by default, but you can make the system display the Sharing tab if desired.

Simply open up Folder Options (My Computer/Tools/Folder Options) and navigate to the View tab.

In the Advanced Settings section, scroll down to the bottom and uncheck Use simple file sharing (Recommended), a Mickey Mouse feature if there ever was one. Now share your folders on the LAN as you would in Windows 2000.

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