Users' questions

How do I share files on my home Network Windows 7?

How do I share files on my home Network Windows 7?

Browse to the folder you want to share. Right-click the folder, select Share with, and then click Homegroup (Read), Homegroup (Read/Write), or Specific people. If you chose Specific people, the File Sharing window displays. Click the down arrow and select the account you want to share with, and then click Add.

How do I enable simple file sharing in Windows 7?

Here are the steps to enable file and printer sharing in Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start button, type Control Panel, and press Enter.
  2. Double-click the Network and Sharing Center icon and then click Change Advanced Sharing Settings.
  3. Click the down arrow next to the network you want to enable file and printer sharing for.

How do I setup a home Network with Windows 7?

Create a homegroup Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup. On the Share with other home computers running Windows 7 page, click Create a homegroup, and then follow the instructions.

Where to find network and sharing center in Windows 7?

The quickest way to get to it is by clicking on Start and typing in network and. This will instantly bring up the app in the list. In all versions of Windows, the app is located in the Control Panel. In Windows 7, just click on Start and the Control Panel is listed on the right side of the Start Menu.

Where to find advanced sharing settings in Windows 7?

The advanced sharing settings dialog is main place for managing how your computer communicates with the rest of the network. In Windows 7, you have two profiles: Home or Work and Public. Only one profile can be active at a time.

What is the HomeGroup feature in Windows 7?

Greg Shultz investigates the HomeGroup feature of Windows 7 and shows you how to create, configure, and take advantage of it in your network. The HomeGroup feature in Windows 7 is essentially a peer-to-peer workgroup/network that has been redesigned to make it simpler for home users to set up a home network.

Can a HomeGroup be created on a business network?

This feature doesn’t work on public or business networks because it is designed specifically for home users. This means that you can create or join a Homegroup only if the profile for your active network connection is set as “home” in Windows 7 or “private” in Windows 8.x.