Sunday, February 23, 2014

Steps To Share Folders On A Network With Vista And Windows 7

Windows 7and Vista are two of the widely used versions of the Windows operating system. According to the technicians at the Windows 7 help, each computer running either OS reads and writes files on folders that are stored on devices directly attached to it. But users can also access files on other computer drives with the help of the advanced options in the Windows network file system. Such shared network folders enable multiple users to work together on a body of information and access the resources.

You can try the following instructions to share folders on a network with Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers.

For Windows Vista
  • In the first step, you need to log in as Administrator and click on Start. Now, right-click on the Network option, followed by Properties. You would see the Networks and Sharing Center window popping up.
  • Now, if your current network type is Public, you need to click on the Customize option, and then go to Private under Set network location. Now, click on Next, and then on Close.
  • In the next step, you need to click on the down arrow present at the right of Public folder sharing, followed by Apply, Start, and then Computer. Here, you would see a Windows Explorer window coming up, which you can use to navigate to the specific folder you want to share.
  • Now, right-click on the folder and select Share. You need to click on Everyone, then Share, and then Done.
For Windows 7
  • After logging in as Administrator, click on the Start option, followed by Computer. You can use the Windows Explorer window that comes up, to search for the folder. Now, right-click on specific folder you want to share, and click on Share with.
  • In the next step, choose the Homegroup option to share the folder with other computers in your home group. Now, select the Specific people option.
  • According to the Windows 7 help, if you want to have control over the permissions, then you need to select the people with whom you want to share the folder. After selecting the contacts, click on Share. Here, the folder that you have selected would have been shared with other selected computers.
These steps would help you to successfully share folders on a network with Windows Vista and Windows 7. To get more assistance, please contact our technical support team.

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