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Old 06-20-06, 06:38 PM
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Keeping my PC private on a network?

I am about to move in with some roommates and we will all be on the same network. I have a few folders where I have projects I am working on that I don't want them messing with. Is there any way I can remove those selected folders from their view on their computers? I've tried making them hidden, but if the other computer has "show all" selected, then they can see it.
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Turn off file and printer sharing
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you can also use a $ at the end of the share name and it will be hidden from directory lists and searches, you must know the exact share name with the $ to access the share, and if you are running XP pro you can turn off simple file sharing that that will let you set user access. (In File explorer Tools->folder Options->View Tab->Uncheck "Use Simple File Sharing"
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If you have a router, put your PC behind it.
Old 06-21-06, 09:39 AM
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Well I want to be able to share files over the network, I just don't want certian directories viewable.

I tried turning Simple File Sharing off, and I checked the properties of the folder and it is set to "Do not share this folder". However, at the bottom of the same screen it says "Windows firewall is configured to allow this folder to be shared with other users on the network". So I looked at my firewall settings, but I don't see where I can deny access to the folder.

The folder I want removed is D:\3DProjects

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Old 06-21-06, 10:07 AM
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You're doing it the wrong way. Create one folder with shared stuff and share only that folder. Then turn everything else off.
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Additionally, encrypt and password protect the directory so even if they use your system, they cannot access the contents of that folder. That, along with backups, is always a good idea in the event of theft as well, even for a desktop. Burglaries happen.

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