Windows XP File Sharing password protection

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Hi,

i am trying to setup file sharing with some folders requiring passwords and some folders open to all users.

i have simple file sharing turned off and all the permissions in place. the problem is that as soon as I remove the "Everyone" user from the sharing permissions of the folder that I want protected, I cannot access that folder via network anymore. I always get access not allowed, you dont have permission to access this folder. its does not prompt for username and password.

i have tried adding on the server a user having the exact user name and password on my client machine. did not work. I have tried removing all the passwords and users from control panel->user accounts->manage passwords. still does not prompt.

any suggestions?

Thanks,
Al

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it says
7.To set share permissions on the shared folder or drive, click Permissions. Click Add or Remove to add or remove groups or users, and then select the check boxes to allow or deny permissions for the users or groups.
8.To configure settings for offline access, click Caching.
9.Click OK.
Note To allow specific users to access the shared folder after simple file sharing is disabled, you should configure both the NTFS permissions on the Security tab and the share permissions on the Sharing tab of the shared folder. NTFS permissions can be set on a partition only by using the NTFS file system. If you remove Every Group from the NTFS permissions, you cannot access the shared folder over the network.

Where the F do you find the groups or users. Aint' no way to list them and select.
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