Managing Shared Folders

Windows Vista includes several tools for managing your shared folders. Naturally, you can use Windows Explorer to find the items you’ve shared; icons for shared items have a sharing indicator in the lower left corner.

Managing Shared Folders

Although you can manage your shared folders from Windows Explorer, Network And Sharing Center provides a more centralized approach; a link near the bottom opens a search window that includes all folders and files you’ve shared. Figure 13-4 shows an example. Simply select a shared item in this window (or in Windows Explorer) and click Share to modify its settings.

Figure 13-4. This search shows at a glance who ...

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