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Please help! How do I password protect my workgroup?

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K, here's the deal. I have 3 computers in my apartment.

My desktop, running windows XP Pro
My laptop, running Vista
and my ROOMMATES computer (not sure what he's running)

We are all running off of a Wireless Router that has a WPA password. (I gave my roommate the WPA password so he could use the internet)

I just recently setup my own workgroup so I can share files wirelessly between my desktop and laptop computer. And also print from my laptop wirelessly. Everything seems to be working fine except I can't find a way to password protect the folders I'm sharing! This is what I need help with, I've looked everywhere! The way I have it setup now, my roommate could simply go into my workgroup I've created and SEE whatever he wants too, this is what I'm trying to eliminate. I know I can disable the "Write" function for "Everyone", however if I did that, it would eliminate the Write function for ME as well...and I don't want to have to keep switching back and forth. Plus I don't want him to be able to see what's in my folders anyway.

I've already disabled simple file sharing. And I know how to go into the Sharing and Security and can see the permissions and stuff, but HOW exactly do I create a password. It gives me the options to Add a new user...but it won't let me add anything when I try. I hope my question makes sense. Please help me out here.

[honestly i'm sure my roommate wouldn't 't screw with my files, but I just wanna learn how to do this anyway]



Edited by everclear_52, 23 July 2007 - 11:29 PM.

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