Setting Up Your File Sharing Permissions in Windows 7

Uploaded by HelpDeskTV on 20.07.2011

Thank you for joining us today. I’m Rudy Stebih and welcome to Episode 23 – Setting
Up Your File Sharing Permissions in Windows 7 here on Help Desk TV.
You can share your files and folders in your public folders with anyone who uses your computer,
or you can share the public folders with anyone who can access your network. You can also
share the files or folders on your computer with only specific people or with anyone whose
computer is on your network. In Windows Explorer, click ‘Network’ in
the Navigation pane, and, in the Network window, click ‘Network And Sharing Center’. In
the ‘Network And Sharing Center’ window, click Change Advanced Sharing Settings to
display the Advanced Sharing Settings window. Select the down arrow icon next to ‘Home
or Work’ to expand the options list if the list is invisible. Click Turn On Network Discovery
to make your computer visible on the network and to be able to see other computers on the
network. Click the ‘Turn on file and printer sharing’
option to allow the files and printers that you’ve shared to be accessed.
Click the ‘Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in
the Public folders’ option to allow people anywhere on your network to access and modify
files in your public folders. Select the ‘Turn off Public folder sharing’
option to deny access to these folders over the network but to allow any other users on
your computer to access them. Click ‘Use 128-bit encryption to help protect
file sharing connections’ for the highest security, or select ‘Enable file sharing
for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption’ for greater compatibility with computers that
aren’t running Windows 7. Click ‘Turn On Password Protected Sharing’
to allow sharing only to those with user accounts on your computer, or select ‘Turn Off Password
Protected Sharing ‘ to allow access to anyone who can access your network.
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