How do I Share Drives?

carlbeck

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I click "My Computer", then Right Click Drive D. Then "Sharing..". Then "Share this Folder". after applying, I expect a hand to show uo as if holding the Local Disk (D:) but nothing. I go to my other computer and I can see my Win2k computer but no Drives. From my Win2k computer I can access my Windows Me Computer and the drives I have applied as Shared.
What am I missing?
 
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Confusing, isn't it! The drives (C:,D:...) are shared by default but the folders in it aren't. You need to specifically share the folders that you want to share to be able to see them from other computers. You also need to watch the passwords and access rights.
 

BrainStorm

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Local drives are shared automaticly, like the other said. But when a $ sign is at the end of the share name, you can't see it within Network Neighborhood. To acces it, you'll need to make a shortcut pointing at "\\computer_name\n$" (where "n" is your local drive).

Hope that helps.

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Nothing really, it's just that the drives are all shared by default so a hand showing that it is a shared drive isn't really required. The hand does show up on the sub folders.

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