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Password on shared documents on a workgroup

I have two computers in my home on a shared workgroup. Both computers share the same printer. Both computers can access the other's "Shared Documents" folders. Is it possible to password protect the Shared Documents folder from one of the computers (wireless, windows xp professional sp3)? The other computer (wired to a router, windows xp home sp3) is used by other people. I did not use the network set up wizard to enable file sharing because it said a network cable was unplugged (I clicked "just share files")

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Password Protect Folders in XP
Why not try Kakasoft Shared Folder protector, with it you can set different permissions for two of computer with different password on a workgroup, and make access privilege for one like read, copy, modify, delete and more. more source here:
http://kakasoft.com/password-protect-shared-folder/how-to.html

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Password Protect Folders in XP
To password protect a folder built into Windows XP (for other Windows flavors, there are some freeware/shareware programs out there).
If you have a log in password for your account, this can be used to protect folders from other users. If not, you need to creat one. Your hard drive must be formatted using NTFS (which it probably is unless you're dual booting with another operating system). Here's what to do...
Right-click the folder that you want to make private and choose "Properties" (or Alt+Double-click). Go to the "Sharing" tab and check the "Make this folder private" box.
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Click Apply . If you do not have a password on your account, a box will pop up asking if you want to assign a password. This must be done if you want to make the folder private, so click Yes . You will need to use your password to log on to your computer from then on.
Type in a password then confirm it. Click the "Create Password" button then close the Password window.
Click OK in the Properties dialog box.
Now anyone else logged on to your computer can't access that file without knowing your password.

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On Win7 right-click My Computer, select Properties, click Advanced System Settings, go to the Computer Name tab and check the workgroup name.
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