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How can I set a password for shares in Windows 7 that is different than my account password? If I'm on a LAN and want to share something with someone, I might not want to give my account password out for security and privacy reasons. I'd just want to share a shares directory.

Update: i do the following but i cant establish access: IN my computer i create an account named Shares with the password 123. Then i create a Share with this command:

net share chirin=pathtomyshare /Grant:Shares,read

Int the other computer of my LAn i try to access this share resource using this command:

net use \\iptothesharedpc\chirin /user:Shares 123

the ouput is that everything works fine, but when i try to access the share i cant stablish the connection. What im missing

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Windows NT does not support share-level security, so you cannot do this.

What you can do is create a new passworded account for network users, then add it to your share's access list. (You can disallow local logins and hide the account from "Welcome" screen by running net localgroup Users friends /delete.)

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Hi gravity, can you check my update to give me an adivice of what im missing – mjsr Mar 22 '11 at 16:50
@voodoomsr: What you're missing is the exact error message you are receiving. Saying "i cant stablish the connection" is not enough. – grawity Mar 22 '11 at 17:00
the exact message depends on what i'm running. In explorer is "access denied", in powershell is that "the path doesn't exist". – mjsr Mar 22 '11 at 17:22
i found the problem. The SharedFolder ACL does'nt have any rule to this new Shares user, so perhaps i created correctly the share telling that Shares user has read access, in the ntfs permissions doesn't even appears. ICACLS SharesPath /grant "Shares:(OI)(CI)R", and the access is perfectly safe now, :). Thanks for the suggestion. – mjsr Mar 22 '11 at 18:01

You can start with this:

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hi @VickVega i don't see how is related, can you explain please – mjsr Mar 22 '11 at 15:33
Create a separate account and allow access to the share for this specific account only. – Vick Vega Mar 22 '11 at 15:39

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