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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Sharing Folders with Web Sharing

If you want to add to your Web site a folder that is not inside c:\inetpub\wwwroot, you can add it as a virtual folder through the Internet Information Services management tool, or through a shortcut feature called Web Sharing.

You can set up Web Sharing using Windows Explorer. It provides a quick and easy way to make a folder available to others through your computer's Web server. To do this, right-click a folder in the Explorer display, and select Properties. After IIS has been installed, you'll find that there is a new tab called Web Sharing. Select the Web Sharing tab, and select Share This Folder. The virtual directory or Edit Directory dialog appears, as shown in Figure 15.10.

Figure 15.10. Here, you can ...

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