Important tips for Sharing Files in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What is network file sharing in Windows 7 and how to resolve network sharing issues in Windows 7.
Windows 7 offers great support for network features which includes sharing files through wireless or wired network with Windows 7. Through networking in Windows 7 you can share a file or folder or even the drive of your computer. By sharing a file you can digitally distribute stored information among the computers in the network. The mode of setting up a network depends on the number of computers in it. You can create a home network or the small business network with the help of Home group wizard in Windows 7.
The following details discuss about the issues with assigning permission in Windows 7 network and the ways of sharing a file in Windows 7:
- Permission Issues
- Ways to Setup Sharing
- Important Tips
In Windows 7 while sharing a file or folder or a drive, you can give three kinds of permissions to the users, "Full control", "change" and "read only." With the full control option the users can have full control on the shared file, including accessing it any time, renaming, moving between sub folders, reading it, modifying etc. The change options permits to edit the file where the read option permits only to read the file.
Ways to Setup Sharing
For sharing a drive of your computer, right click on it and select specific uses to share with. Select the sharing tab and the advanced sharing in it, there you can name the sharing folder and also by clicking on the permission button you can give different permissions like read, change or full control. Another way of sharing the files in to your system is by adding it to the Public folder. You can open the public folder by clicking on the start button, documents and then the public option in it.
Some times you may need to disable your internal firewall to avoid the obstructions in file sharing, this may leads to security issues. At a same time your Windows 7 computer can be a member of the domain and in a workgroup. If you are creating a wireless network, do not set the wireless configuration in its default, instead create a file in public folder which holds private data or other necessary information.
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