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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Sharing Drives and Folders

Whether you work on your computer in an office environment or a home environment, you might need to share files with other people on your domain or in your workgroup. Rather than sending copies of files to everyone who might need them, you can place the files on a shared drive or in a shared folder from which other people can access them.

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A shared drive might be the entire contents of a hard disk or of another internal or external storage device, such as a CD drive or USB flash drive.

You control which drives and folders on your computer are shared. By default, when you share a drive or a folder, any other user on the network can access the files stored there whenever your computer is turned on. They can see the contents ...

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