sharing folders security feature

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Subject: sharing folders security feature
Posted by:  Derek S. (Derek …@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007

Greetings:

I am requesting assistance from any person who is familiar with the security
features of WinXP Pro.  A few weeks ago, I activated the option to prevent
sharing of files in a specific directory. Once the option was activated, the
specific directories text turned green including the text and files within.
Just yesterday I had to reformat my HD.  Once I reinstalled my OS on my
partitioned drive, I proceeded to access my files in that directory, however,
I am now unable to view, or open any files.  When I try, the following
messages appear.

1. When attempting to open a text file, the following message appears:
  " -The document name or path is not valid. Try these suggestions.
    *check the file permissions for the document or drive.
    *Use the File Open dialog box to locate the document."

2. When attemtping to open an image file, this message appears.
    "-can't determine type"

I would like to know how to deactivate this feature.  I should mention that
there was no indication that any certificate was in play.  From my
understanding, to activate or deactivate this feature all one needs to do is
deselect an option box.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Derek S.

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