Windows® 7 home network file sharing
What is home office file sharing network in Windows 7?
File sharing in Windows 7 refers to sharing of files stored digitally. The data might be video, music, photos, documents etc. You could easily share the files and folders with anyone at home or office even though the procedure is different. By creating home group, users could easily share pictures, music, videos, documents, and even printers. You might use the 'Share with menu' option to choose individual files and folders to share them with others. It allows you to share files and devices over multiple computers. The sharing of folders between two computers becomes an easy process when one uses the file sharing option. File sharing in Windows 7 allows the users of Windows 7 to share files with Windows XP and Windows Vista users. Do not enable the file sharing option when the system is connected to a public network. Home office file sharing network is a collection of systems in a home network and one system could share files with any other system in that home network. There are two common methods to set up this network; the first is with the help of one server share point system and the second one is with individual share points. The first method is easy to set up and use.
The following points might give users an idea about the file sharing in Windows 7:
- Features of file sharing in Windows 7
- File permissions
- Home groups
Features of file sharing in Windows 7
You could do file sharing in home network or anyone of your choice in the Windows 7 Operating System. All Windows 7 editions such as Ultimate, Enterprise, or Professional are compatible with Home group. You could not create home group in starter and Home basic editions because in them, you could only join home group and could not create one. The options available in the ‘Share with’ menu to share your files with anyone consist of ‘Nobody’, ‘Homegroup (Read)’, ‘Homegroup (Read/Write)’ ,and ‘Specific people’. You could share documents through simple procedures.
In Windows 7 Operating System, you could decide who gets to see a file. This is called sharing permissions. The 'Read' option in the file permission allows the recipients to only open the file. The 'Read/write' option in the file permission allows the recipients to open, modify, or delete a file. The 'Specific people' option in the file permission opens the File Sharing wizard which allows sharing file with particular people. 'Nobody' is an option which prevents the accessing of files by other people.
The users of Windows 7 are allowed to share files faster and automatically with the help of home group. The files and printers might be shared in the home network using this feature. It allows you to automatically share pictures, music, and other documents with other people on the home network. Home group feature is password-protected and you could decide what is to be shared and what must stay private.
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