How to share a folder in Windows XP

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: My Computer
  3. Right-click the desired folder
  4. Click: Sharing and Security
  5. Click the link beginning with “If you understand the security risks…” (If you don’t see this, proceed to step 8.)
  6. Click: Just enable file sharing
  7. Click: OK
  8. Check: Share this folder on the network
  9. Change the Share name (Optional)
  10. Check: Allow network users to change my files (Optional)
  11. Click: OK
  12. Notice that the folder icon changes.
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