As we have already discussed, creating a homegroup is the best option to setup files and printer sharing. A homegroup links computers on your networks to let you share pictures, music, videos, documents and printers. Moreover, you can protect a homegroup with a password and you will always be able to choose what you share with the group. If you’ve all the computers in the network running Windows 7, creating a homegroup will be one of the best options. The homegroup feature is applicable in all editions of Windows 7. However, if you’ve Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Home Basic, you can join a homegroup and you can’t create a new one.
If you’re looking to share the files on your network, saving them in the Public folder will be the easiest and the best option. If you save any file or folder in the public folder, it will be automatically shared with the people connected to your network. Now, let’s discuss about turning the public folder sharing ON.
• First, open the “Network and Sharing Center” from the start button and control panel.
• Now, it is required to click the down arrow button next to Public folder sharing and select any of the following options:
1. Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files
2. Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change, and create files
3. Turn off sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access this folder)
In our blog, we have already discussed about backing the data up using the Windows Backup and Restore feature. Now, let’s discuss about restoring the backed up data to the computer. The main thing you’ve to note about this is the data loss. Besides, if you’ve backed up the data using the Windows Backup and Restore feature, it is required to use the same feature to restore the data. The backed up data can’t be moved by copying and pasting. However, the data can be browsed and explored.
Now, let’s go with the procedure.
• First, it is required to close all the opened applications.
• Now, you can connect the external hard drive, USB drive or the CD/DVDs that has the data to be backed up.
• After that, it is required to click on the start button and then select control panel.
• Now, under system and security option in the control panel window, it is required to click backup your computer.
• Then, in the backup or restore your files window in the restore section, it is required to click the Restore my files button.
1. If you wish to customize the menu style for your DVD in Windows DVD Maker, you can click one of the DVD menu styles along the right side of the screen or click customizable menu and then do one or more of the following:
o First, click the font box and then select a font.
o Now, you can click the font color, bold or italic buttons to select the font color and formatting.
o It is required to click browse to locate the video that you wish to display in the foreground and then click open. Remember, this is applicable if you’ve selected a menu style with both foreground and background video options near the foreground video.
1. This is the fourth article about the Windows DVD Maker feature of Windows 7.
2. If you’ve any clarifications, go through all the articles published on the site on the same date.
3. If you’ve successfully added all the files and chosen the burner, it is required to click Next.
4. Then, if you wish to customize the text for the DVD menu, click Menu text and then do any of the followings:
o You can click the font box and then click select the font for the menu text.
o Then, click the font color, bold or italics buttons to select the font color and formatting.
o It is required to type the title you wish to use for the DVD in the Disc title box.