Create a User on the Host Computer
In Windows, go to the Control Panel and Select Users in order to create a user. Determine the role of the user. Typically, the user will be just that, a user. A user cannot change settings in the host computer. This is important because it prevents the user from changing settings on the computer if they try to log in locally.
After creating a user, double click My Computer and find the folder that you wish to share. Right Click on the folder and select share. (Sharing and Security in Windows XP)
In Windows Vista (Shown in the pictures below), select the user, select the permissions and click finish.
The permissions are Reader, Contributor and Co-owner.
The folder is now shared and can be seen across your network.
To Access the Folder
To access the folder, go to the computer that wishes to use the other (host) computer’s folder.
Go to Start
Go to Run and type the UNC path to the computer (user the computer’s name). Example: \\amandapc
If you are prompted for a username and password, enter the information you put on the host computer. You will now see the shared folders. (see below)