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Sharing Local Resources

Sharing Resources will allow you connect to another to computer to transfer files or use its printer

 

Enable your computer to share files and/or printers

1. Open up the Network Icon in the Control Panel
2. You should see File and Print Sharing below the protocol
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3. If not, click on the File and Print Sharing button.
4. Click on the options you want to enable then on the OK button
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Sharing a Local Resource

1. Open up the Explorer
2. Right click on the directory you want to share and select Sharing
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3. Type in the Share name
4. Select whether Read, Full or Depends on Password
5. Type in and agreed upon password.
6. Similar steps can be taken to share a printer.

To Connect to another Computer's Shared Resource

1. Go to Start / Run
2. Type in \\Computer_Name\Share_Name of the resource you want to attach to.
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3. or Open up the Explorer
4. Click on the first icon to connect a network drive (or Tools/Map Network Drive)
5. Select the Drive letter (the first available one will show by default)
6. Type in the \\Computer_Name\Share_Name
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6. You should be able to send and receive files as well print to any location in the world.

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