File Sharing Between Windows® Vista and Windows® 7
What do you mean by file sharing?
File sharing means the sharing of computer data in a network with various levels of access privilege. When the files are shared outside the network, then the term file sharing means the sharing of files in a network. File sharing would allow a number of users to use the same file or some combination. The file sharing system usually has one or more administrators. File sharing would also have an allocated amount of personal file storage in a common file system. For many years, file sharing has been a feature of mainframe and multi user computer system. With the arrival of the Internet, a File Transfer Protocol has been widely used. The File Transfer Protocol could be used to access the files which are shared among the particular set of users. Using a public password, many file transfer protocol sites offer public file sharing or the ability to view or copy files by downloading them. To upload Web files to Webserver, most of the Website developers use FTP.
Following are issues that arise while sharing files between Windows Vista and Windows 7 and the ways to initiate file sharing between Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
- Privilege problem
- Ways to set up file sharing
Improper permission settings would result in an anticipated behavior of your system’s Operating System. These improper permission settings occur due to the third party software. The third party software might incorrectly set the permissions on the files. Thus, so as to avoid this issue, you would have to install the software by logging in to a normal account. You could also include the repair privilege utility in your system’s Operating System.
In some situations, the directories for which you don’t have written permission might end up in Trash and you might not be able to remove them. This issue arises on the remote volume and for that, the local users do not have any special privileges. You could sort this problem with the help of 'Rm-rf' command. But you would have to be very careful while using the terminal application as the misuse of any command might cause critical data loss situations.
In order to share files between Windows Vista and Windows 7, first you would have to make sure that both machines are members of the same workgroup. Then, go to the 'All control panel items' in the 'Control panel' of the Windows 7 machine. After that, click on the 'Changed advanced sharing settings' in the 'Network and Sharing center'. Then you would have to verify some of the settings under the 'Advanced Sharing Settings'. After that, when you go to the network in Windows 7, you could see your Windows Vista machine.
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