In this article, let’s discuss about turning the public folder sharing ON and OFF.
By default, the Public folder sharing will be turned OFF except on a homegroup. If the Public folder sharing is turned ON, anyone on your network will be able to access these folders. If the folder is turned OFF, only the people with a user account and password on your computer will have access.
1. Now, it is required to open Advanced Sharing settings by clicking on the start button and selecting Control Panel.
2. Then, in the search box, it is required to type network and click Network and Sharing Center.
3. After that, click Change advanced sharing settings on the left pane.
4. It is required to click the chevron to expand the current network profile.
5. Then, you can select any of the following options under Public folder sharing.
o Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders
o Turn off Public folder sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access these folders)
6. Click Save changes. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
As we have been discussing, Homegroup offers a fast and convenient way to automatically share music, pictures and more. Okay, have you ever thought about files and folders that are not automatically shared? Or What do you do if you’re in your office? Started thinking? This is why we use this feature Share with menu is for.
You can use this Share with menu to select individual files, folders and share them with others. The options in the menu will vary depending upon the type of the items you’ve selected and the type of the network to which your computer is connected. You can also share files and folders by copying or moving them into one of the Windows 7 Public folders, such as Public Music or Public Pictures. You can find them by clicking the Start button , clicking your user account name, and then clicking the arrow beside Libraries to expand the folders.
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Network Discovery is one of the features of homegroup that is used for prevention purpose. If you’ve connected your computer to a network, the network policy settings will prevent you from completing these steps. The network discovery is a network setting that affects whether your computer can find other computers and devices on the network and whether other computers on the network can find your computer. By default, Windows Firewall will block network discovery, however you can enable it. Follow the below steps to enable network discovery in Windows 7.
1. Now, open the Advanced sharing settings by clicking on the start button and selecting control panel.
2. Now, you can type network in the search box to locate Network and Sharing Center.
3. After that, on the left pane it is required to select Change Advanced Sharing settings.
4. Then, click on the chevron for expanding the home or work network profile.
5. Now, you can select the option to turn ON the network discovery and file sharing.
6. You can select any of the followings.
Even though we have discussed a lot about printer sharing, yet this is another extended method to turn ON additional file and printer sharing feature. If you change your network location to Home or Work as we have discussed in the previous article, the network discovery will be automatically turned ON. Moreover, you can also turn ON these sharing options individually.
• Network discovery
• File sharing (in Windows 7, this is automatically turned on when you share a file or folder)
• Public folder sharing
If you turn ON these options, your computer will be able to:
• Find other computers and devices on your home network and have other computers find your computer
• Share its files and folders
• Share its Public folders