Microsoft® Windows® 7 File Sharing Features
What is file sharing feature of Windows 7 and network file sharing in Windows 7? How can file sharing be set up in Windows 7?
Windows 7 Operating System consists of built in features for file sharing. Users are able to share the files between the computers with the different Operating System. HomeGroup feature in Windows 7 is an easy process to share files and folders, as you only need to use NTFS file system to set permissions on individual files and on folders. Every file and folder on your hard disk has an associated set of permissions that determine who could read, write to, or execute it. Incorrect permission settings might cause issues with the file sharing. The file system might be affected by power interruption and it would cause the permission issue. This is definitely one of the excellent file sharing features included in Windows 7 Operating System.
Following are the file sharing features of Windows 7, network file sharing and tips to setup file sharing in Windows 7:
- File sharing feature
- Network file sharing
- Tips to setup file sharing in Windows 7
File sharing feature
The easiest method to share files on home network is to create a homegroup. HomeGroup provides a convenient way to share music, pictures, and other documents. File sharing is a process of making files available to others. With the help of homegroup facility in Windows 7 you could easily share all kind of files such as pictures, photos and music files into other computer, which has the same Operating System.
Network file sharing
Network file sharing is the most popular method for sharing files with the other people. For network file sharing, you might have a proper internet connection. It is a process of sharing files or copying files from one computer into another through the Internet connection. Using FTP file transfer method, you could share files on the Internet. Another method used for file sharing is peer-to-peer file sharing. Today, the most common file sharing system is e-mail system.
Before setting up file sharing in Windows 7, you need to check the workgroup. Select ‘Start’ and go to ‘Computer’. From there, under libraries, right-click 'Documents' and click 'Share with'. You could select the people that you want to share the files. Sharing your documents might take awhile depending on how many you have. To complete the setup process of file sharing, click ‘Done.’
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