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10.7. Share a Folder with Other Users on the Network

You can collaborate with other people on your network and allow users to work with some of your documents by sharing a folder with the network.

The purpose of most networks is to share resources between the computers connected to the network. For example, the users on a network can share a single printer or an Internet connection.

This resource sharing also applies to documents. It might be a presentation that you want other people to comment on, a database with information that you want others to use, or a worksheet that you want people to modify. In all these cases, the easiest way to give other people access to your documents is to share the document folder with the network. This task shows ...

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