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My friend has a problem. He wants to share certain folders only with certain people through LAN. We already tried using the Security tab on the folder to allow only X user from Y computer to access it but the other computer isn't being detected.

What other things should we try?

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If you're not running Active directory, every person on the LAN has to be a user on the computer with the shared folders. It should work if you add them as users and set a password for them. Do not add them as administrators because then they could change the permissions set on them.

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