Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sharing a Folder in Windows Systems

Trick 49: 
-How to Share a Folder in Windows Systems If you have a home network or inside a corporate network, you can share your files with other computers in your house or share office documents with your co-workers. 
-Having a shared folder is convenient for file exchange. 
-You don’t need to bring a blank CD or a flash drive to another computer to copy the files you need and bring back to your computer. 
-In order for you to set up a shared folder, you need to have a home workgoup network setup or under the same domain inside a corporate. 
-You can follow these steps to setup a sharing folder. 
-Step 1 Create a new folder, you can place inside the C drive, or you can put in on your desktop or inside your “My Documents” folder. 
-Step 2 Now select the folder and right click on it, choose “Properties”.
-The folder properties window opens up. 
-Step 3 On the top of the window, click on “Sharing” tab. 
-And select the radio button “Share this folder”. Then enter a name for the share name. 
-Step 4 On the same window, click on “Permission” and the permission window will come up. 
-The default group or user names is Everyone, of course you can add or remove another group or user by clicking the “Add” and “Remove” buttons. Step 5 In the permissions box, give proper permissions to each group or user: “Read” means to grant the user to read only, while “Change” grant to edit and “Full Control” means you grant access to read, edit and delete files within the shared folder. 
-Step 6 Now to test your work: from Start, click on Run, enter the network path to the folder, normally looks like this: pcnamesharedfoldername.