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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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13. Sharing Files, Folders, and Devices

One of the important ways to have Windows your way involves what files and devices you share with other users on your network. You can choose to share with everyone or no one, or just with selected users. Network sharing makes for more versatile computer use—if you know how to do it.

Configuring File Sharing

When your computer is connected to a network, it’s relatively easy to copy or move files from one computer to another. It’s also easy to share a single network printer between multiple computers on your network. To do all this, however, you first have to enable file and printer sharing on each of your computers.

How File Sharing Works

Just because you have multiple PCs connected to your home network ...

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