Procedure of sharing files over a home network with Windows® 7
Process of sharing files over a home network with Windows 7
Windows 7 is a promising Operating System (OS) with advanced driver support that satisfies user requirements. Windows 7 comes with good quality features and provides enhanced facility. Some of the enhanced features included with this operating system is HomeGroup, Snap, Windows Live Essentials, Magnifier etc. This OS works with many applications and devices to provide flexibility to work. Windows 7 is designed in such a way that it is very fast in searching for files, folders and applications. Windows 7 will help you to create automatic back-up. This will help you to save data on a local drive.
Details regarding file sharing and methods of file sharing using Windows 7 over a home network:
- About file sharing
- Using HomeGroup
- Turn on file and printer sharing
About file sharing
File sharing is a process of sharing of computer data through a network. By using various access facilities you can easily share files over a home network. File sharing system usually has one or more administrators. Using a public password many file transfer protocol websites offer public file sharing or the ability to view or copy files by downloading them.
From Windows Explorer, you can get the file that you want to share. Then right-click on it and choose ‘share with’ HomeGroup. There are two options to choose either HomeGroup (Read) which only allows viewing the file or other one is HomeGroup (Read/Write). That allows you to read, edit, or delete the document. By selecting ‘Specific People’ option, you can allow only certain users to share files. In order to provide a permission level for different users, there is an option called ‘Permission Level'.
For enabling file and printer sharing, select 'Start' and go to Control Panel. Then choose ‘View network status and tasks’ and you will get a ‘Network and Sharing Center’ window and from that choose ‘change adapter settings’. Then you will see a network connection Window, from there choose 'Properties' by right clicking on it. From ‘wireless network connection properties’, enable the option ‘File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks'.
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