Not knowing exactly how Outlook is configured (check Tools | Services), it
sounds to me like you're seeing commands for two different systems of
The File | Share command belongs to Net Folders, which is intended for
people without Exchange Server. It works by replicating the contents of
shared folders via email messages. Permissions for Net Folder shares are set
with the File | Share command.
The File | Open | Other User's Folder command that's disabled is for
Exchange Server. So is the Permissions tab on the folder; you won't see it
if you are working in a Personal Folders file, rather than an Exchange
Now, to add a public folder in Exchange Server, you can use File | New |
Folder. Look in the folder list for Public Folders | All Public Folders. You
would create a new folder there, assuming you have permissions.
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> thanx for you response.. and here in the inevitable but...
> when I go to the properties of the folder.. there is no "permissions" tab.
> Which is no big deal. I am running 98. There is a sharing tab. In there
> only options you can change are how often the updates will be sent and to
> verify contents of member folders.. the size, send updates now and to stop
> sharing the folder.
> So.. that sends me the alternate root. File, Share, calendar. I choose the
> person I wish to share with. you do the permission thing there. ... then
> off to the other person. When I go to File open there is no option for
> "other Users Folder". I believe that this all has to do with that dreaded
> I know that you have to set up public folders within exchange, but I can't
> seem to get that far. Can't find where to add a folder. you would think
> File New.. but... I have set this up fine on a network that is not using
> exchange, but that was over a year ago.
> Hense the dilemma continues.