Sharing Files,folders and Partitions:
Through sharing files and folders users (locally or remotely) can access these files, Local users log on to your computer directly through their own accounts or through a Guest account. Remote users connect to your computer over the network and access the files that are shared on your computer.
What is the Simple File Sharing?
It is the way the sharing properties interface represented, by default this option turned on; it is located only in Windows XP versions. In Windows 7 and Vista, the simple and advanced options of Files Sharing are shown on the same location.
How can we turn on or off the Simple File Sharing option?
Simply by following the below steps:
- Double click My Computer icon
- Click on the Tools menu and select Folder options
- Under the view tab, tick the check box of “Use simple file sharing (recommended)” then click ok.
How can I share a file, folder or a Hard Disk partition?
Sharing a file or a Hard Disk partition is the same concept, you just follow the simple steps below:
File, Folder and partitions Sharing for Windows 7:
- Right click on the desired file and select “Share with” then select a group or click on “Specific People” to add people to share this file with.
- After clicking on “Specific People” select the desired persons as shown below, and in case you want the file to be shared with everyone select “everyone”.
- Before clicking on the Share button, you may want to assign rights to the persons who will use this file on the same network, after selecting the desired persons a small option box will appear, select the option you want and click on Share button.
- After clicking on the “Share” button click on “Done”
- If you want to share a whole Hard disk partition, just right click on the desired partition and select “Share with”, then “Advanced Sharing…”.
- Then click on Advance button.
- Then, select “Share this folder”, and type a Share name (e.g.my files), then click on Apply and Ok.
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