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jimmyjohn

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Hello,

I am running Windows XP on my laptop on a wireless home network through my roomates desktop. I was wondering if it is possible to see a folder if i mark it private or if i don't mark it for sharing. I was looking through My Network Places and in the Shared Pics folder on his computer there was a Documents folder. I opened it and it was the exact contents of the My Documents on my machine. I moved some things out of my folder and these changes were reflected in his folder too. Is he spying or is this normal. I guess he is the administrator since he set up his computer first because i cannot delete the folder from his machine.

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!
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The only things that should be visable are the default shares (printers, etc...) However, if his PC is acting as the WAP that could be different. I would lock that folder (change the share permissions under properties) if I were you. Also, make sure that you have teh target of your My Documents folder set to point to your PC. Check Properties of My Documents and then hit the default button. Hope that helps.
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....  I opened it and it was the exact contents of the My Documents on my machine.  I moved some things out of my folder and these changes were reflected in his folder too....

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Instantly?

I think you are looking at your own folder in Network Neighborhood

Go to VIEW > Details


What is under comments for this folder?
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GerryF,

Under details it is just listed as Shortcut.
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if you click on Properties of your My Documents on your desktop, what is the Target?
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View > TILES


Does the folder have a little three pipe graphic on the bottom? or is it just a regular folder?
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Gerry F,

It is a folder with paper coming out and a little arrow in the lower left corner. I think i see where you are going. It is the same icon as the My documents in my start panel. Am I just going in a circle and freaking out?


Gophergutz,

the target is my docs on my computer, but does that necessarily mean he can't just see it when i'm connected?

THANKS EVERYONE!!
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Depending on the security you have set up, he may be able to see. It's hard to say for sure without knowing your network. I just wanted to be sure we weren't overlooking the obvious. Gerryf is on the right track I think.
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Depending on the security you have set up, he may be able to see. It's hard to say for sure without knowing your network. I just wanted to be sure we weren't overlooking the obvious. Gerryf is on the right track I think.

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..even a blind squirrel finds and acorn every once in a while :tazz:
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