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Its a hard one.....basically i work in reception at work and i shared folders with all my co workers on a server small company so in my documents there is me mike karl louise advertising etc we all have folders and can access one anothers make changes etc...my computer froze and my documents were all gone, but when i went into the server i clicked on reception all the folders where there how do i get them back into my documents am i in serious trouble

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If you have windows XP, look for them in your computer by going to My computer>Local Disk C>Documents and settings.
You should see your user folder there. If you open it, you should find your documents.

If you have Vista, look in Computer>OS C:>Users.

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Make your Folders Private


Hi,

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless you have more than one drive on your computer).
  3. If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.
  4. Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.
  5. Double-click your user folder.
  6. Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.
  7. On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.

Note
  1. To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. Folders in your user profile include My Documents and its subfolders, Desktop, Start Menu, Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, they are available to everyone who uses your computer.
  3. When you make a folder private, all of its subfolders are private as well. For example, when you make My Documents private, you also make My Music and My Pictures private. When you share a folder, you also share all of its subfolders unless you make them private.
  4. You cannot make your folders private if your drive is not formatted as NTFS For information about converting your drive to NTFS


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After you place your file or folder into your Shared Documents folder, it appears in the Shared Documents folder of everybody else using your computer.

Administrators can share folders without having to move them into the Shared Documents folder. The trick is to follow these steps:

1. Right-click on a folder you'd like to share and choose Sharing and Security from the pop-up menu.

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Right-click on a folder and choose Sharing and Security to share the folder on the network.

2. Click the box marked Share This Folder on the Network.

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3. Click OK.

Now that particular folder and all its contents are available for everybody on the network to share.

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