Manage HomeGroup sharing on Windows 7
HomeGroup is a wonderful networking feature set on all editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8-based PCs that facilitates a user to share files, pictures, and peripherals such as printers and other resources that require sharing. By creating a HomeGroup you can share the different resources between different computers in the group and thereby control the cost of investment and set up and also speed up the tasks. If you are acting as the administrator, you can allow or restrict the permission of usage and sharing of the different files and folders in your HomeGroup and effectively manage it. Refer to the below mentioned steps to learn how you can manage the HomeGroup sharing on your Windows 7-based PC.
The easy steps are as:
1. Click on the ‘Start’ menu and then type ‘HomeGroup’ into the search box.
2. Press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
3. This opens up the ‘Change HomeGroup settings’ window where you just need to uncheck what libraries or printers that you don’t want shared.
4. What if you want to share a library but not certain files? Go into the library and choose the file(s) you don’t want shared, and in on the toolbar select ‘Share with’ and ‘Nobody’.
5. You can also access the same options from the Context menu.
6. Notice that there will be a lock icon associated with files you’re not sharing with everyone.
7. You can also use this to control what type of permissions a user has with different files. For instance you might want a user in the group to be able to read a document but not make any changes, so then you would make it ‘Read only’.
8. The HomeGroup feature in Windows 7 makes sharing easy, and with these steps, you can better control who has access to what.
Depending upon the requirement and need of access of a particular file or resource, you can manage the same and maintain an easy flow in your home group. This feature is a perfect means in which a household can share and access the different documents and resources and thereby maintain good productivity.
For you to enjoy a quick recap of the above mentioned steps here is a short video that you can check out. To watch it now, click on the window below: