Re: Where is "Security And Settings"?
From: rifleman (me_at_privacy.net)
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 18:17:57 +0100
In article <93EBB1F17747D471AE@220.127.116.11>, firstname.lastname@example.org says...
> "Tom Porterfield" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> As administrator on my XP Pro system, I used to right click a
> >> file on my desktop and in the context menu which popped upI
> >> could select "Security and Settings" for that file.
> >> That no longer seems to happen. Have I done something to
> >> remove it?
> >> How can I access security settings for individual files?
> > You have probably turned on simple file sharing.
> Ah yes, I remember this now. Someone said it made for better
> security to prevent outsiders (my PC is a home based system with
> dialup) from intruding.
> Is this going to be more likely with Simple File Sahring switched
> back on?
Not if you run a good firewall, which you should be doing anyway, not
least of all to protect yourself against things like the Blaster Worm.
> > To turn this
> > back off open Explorer and select Tools, Folder Options. On the
> > View tab scroll down to the bottom of the list of advanced
> > settings. Remove the check from "Use simple file sharing
> > (Recommended)" and click Apply. Once that is done, when you
> > right click on a file and select Properties you will see the
> > Security tab there.