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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Using and Configuring Public Folder Sharing

Public folder sharing is designed to enable users to share files and folders from a single location. It enables users to quickly determine everything they’ve publicly shared with others and organize publicly shared files by type. In this section, I’ll examine how public folder sharing works and how public folder sharing can be configured.

Using Public Folder Sharing

You can access public folders in Windows Explorer by clicking Start and then clicking Computer. In Windows Explorer, click the leftmost option button in the address list and then click Public. With public folder sharing, you copy or move files that you want to share to a computer’s %SystemDrive%\Users\Public folder.

The Public folder has several ...

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