Making Vista play like XP: a folder sharing tip; plus, May 2009 winner
What do you know about sharing folders in Windows Vista? Solve this month's UPDATE challenge, and you might win a prize!
Take the June 2009 Reader Challenge:
I've received a number of e-mail messages from readers asking for help when sharing folders in Windows Vista. Generally, the theme of the message is "I want to share a subfolder in my Documents folder with other users. When I use the Share command in the right-click menu, I don't have a way to name the share (usually I don't want to use the subfolder name).
“What's worse is that users have a hard time finding the share in their Network folders. They see a share named Users, and they have to drill down, one folder at a time, to get to Users\\Documents\.
“Windows XP was better; you could name the share and other network users could see the share in My Network Neighborhood as soon as they opened the listing for my computer."
There's a way to make sharing folders in Vista work the way it does in Windows XP. Do you know how?
How to Play:
Email your solution (don't use an attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 28, 2009. You MUST include your full name, street mailing address (no P.O. Boxes), and a telephone number. Without that information, we can't send you a prize if you win, so your answer is eliminated, even if it’s correct.
I choose winners at random from the pool of correct entries. I’m a sucker for humor and originality, and a cleverly written correct answer gets an extra chance. Because I receive so many entries each month, I can't reply to respondents, and I never respond to a request for an email receipt.
Look for the solutions to this month's problem at the bottom of this page on June 29.
May 2009 Reader Challenge Winner:
Congratulations to Dale Cook of Texas, the winner of our May 2009 Reader Challenge. He wins a copy of Windows Server 2008: The Definitive Guide from O'Reilly Media.