new computer and setting ntfs permissions

I was having some, umm, difficulty (heh) setting NTFS permissions on my new tablet for folders. I couldn’t for the life of me find the security tab. It has been a loooooong time since I had to do this on a new computer and I had forgotten why I was having this problem. I decided it had to be something new in XP SP2 and googled forever. Finally I found security whiz Anil John online on i.m. and asked him. It took him a moment because I distracted him by saying “I think it’s something new in SP2”. But then, he kindly pointed me to Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Advanced Settings. That STUPID “simple file sharing” setting is on by default when you first install XP. (okay, it’s not stupid…) Now this is really embarrassing, but it’s one of those things that is easy to totally forget if you haven’t touched it in years. I was not googling the right words. So it is now just here as a reminder.

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