How to enable Sharing folders options in Microsoft® Windows® 7?
What are the common problems that may arise while sharing folders in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 provides an easiest way to establish a network connection for mutual file and folders sharing. If you are using Microsoft OS platform and are acquainted with the procedure of sharing files and folders on previous Microsoft operating systems, then it will be very easy for you to share files and folders in Windows 7. In Windows 7, you could share folders by adding them to one of the Public folders on your computer. The other user accounts could access the Public folders as well as people on your network, if you enable Public folders access.
The common problems that may arise while sharing folders are:
- Windows 7 is Not Showing Shared folders
- Restrict Shared folders
- Password Protect a Shared folder
- Secure a Shared Folder in a Network
Windows 7 is Not Showing Shared folders
One of the problems is that Windows 7 is not showing its shared folders on the network by default. To resolve this problem first change your network and sharing settings. From the start menu, and then go to your Control Panel. There turn off all the sharing options.
Restrict Shared folders
The shared folders are restricted in Microsoft Windows 7 by assigning a permissions level, either to each individual user, or to everyone on the network for each shared folder or drive. The permissions levels include Read Only and Read and Write. Using the Read Only permissions option assigned, users might only view files in the shared folders. The Read and Write permissions option assigned, users might edit and delete files, as well as create new files in the shared folders.
The shared folder on your computer allows other people on your network to access common files. You can put a password on the folder to prevent people from accessing the folder contents if you want to restrict others from accessing the shared folder. Its not a difficult task of putting a password on your shared folder and it could be done in a matter of minutes.
Microsoft Windows 7 secures shared folders on a network easy through various options. Public Folder is that which is configured for sharing with other users on the network. The files to be shared might be moved into the Public Folder, and subfolders might be created, if the user's access level permits. The owner of the Public Folder sets the level of access for each sharing user.
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