Unit 4. Advanced. Sharing a Folder
a folder means allowing
the users of other computers to access determined
information within a network. Sharing applies to folders
and not to files. By sharing a folder we are sharing the information within
Sharing information has great advantages since we do
not have to copy the information for each computer that is going to work
with it. Also, it allows several people to work on the same file mantaining
it up to date.
Sharing information also has disadvantages. If we do not control the information that is shared and what we authorize the other users to do with it, we can find the information deleted, modified, or even damaged.
To share a folder you need to follow these steps:
Select Sharing and Security....
Click on the tab Sharing.
Select Share this folder on the network.
Asign the name under which the folder is to be shared. You can also add a comment.
If you mark Allow network users to change my files.
allow to modify any file or folder within it.
If your system is configured with a firewall
that keeps you from sharing resources a screen will appear, like the one
shown here, that allows you to start the Network
Setup Wizard allowing the sharing of resources.
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