Setting Up a Homegroup

Windows 7 and 8 have a networking feature called HomeGroup that can make sharing files, folders, printers, and music/video media very easy. What a homegroup does is let each user decide whether or not to share specific categories of documents, music, video, printers, and so on, or even specific folders and files. Every user on every computer in the homegroup can see the items, once shared, without worrying about passwords or usernames. It’s all just there, organized, and easy to get to.

HomeGroup networking works by setting up a password that is used to join each computer to the group. Any user on any of the member computers can see any of the group’s shared folders and printers.

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