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Settings Permissions on Network/File Sharing

I am running Windows XP on two machines. I have a wireless network setup between my two computers, as well as 3 of my roommates. I would like to share a Drive in one of my computers to be shared between all the users on the network, BUT....i would like my computer to have full access to files but only allow my roommates to view and run the files. Any help/ideas?

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Are you running XP Pro? What OS are the roommates running?

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Sorry about that...Everyone is atleast running Windows XP... i think we all have Pro though.

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Home or Pro

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XP Home is only capable of Simple File Sharing. It's designed to share with everyone or no one. If all machines are Pro, disable Simple File Sharing and use Classic Sharing with NTFS permissions. This can be very confusing to many people. The shared folder permissions are in effect across the network only. The NTFS permissions are in effect both locally and across the network. The easiest way to combine the two is to always set folder shares to Full Control and then lock down files with NTFS permissions. In your case you would probably want to allow Read and Execute permission for the other users.

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