File Sharing in Windows® Vista®
Are you inquisitive about file sharing in Windows Vista based computer system?
File sharing is an important process in a network. This is necessary in Intranet and Internet. File sharing mainly helps the users in the business in which they can share information quickly and economically. Through file sharing, more than one person can watch the same file and can access information from that file. In business networks, file sharing is done via file servers and on the wider Internet it is done via the peer-to-peer (P2P) model. The users can upload and download files in the network. In Windows Vista based computer, you can use the Public folder to share files. This is simple and this offers minimum constraints to share files.
Uses and features of files sharing in Windows Vista based computer are as follows:
- File sharing in the system
- File sharing from public folder
- Things to keep in mind
File sharing in the system
You can share files and folders in various ways. The most common way to share files in Windows Vista is to share them directly from the system. Windows offers two methods for sharing files in this way: you can share files from any folder on your system or from the public folder. The selection of the file sharing depends upon the location of the folder where you want to save the documents, to which you want to send the data and the control level of the document. The Windows Vista file sharing helps you to share files within the same system or any other system within the same network.
File sharing from public folder
With this method, you are using the public folder in the system to share file and folders. This enables the other users who have a proper username and password in the same system or in the same network to see the files and folders in the public folder. You cannot restrict people to just seeing some files in the public folder. However, you can set permissions that either restricts people from accessing the public folder altogether or that restrict them from editing those files.
You need to consider various things while sharing files and folders from the public folder in Windows Vista. You can share folders directly from the location where they are stored and avoid the use of public folders to share them. You need to set access permissions while sharing files and folders from the public folder. You have to avoid the storage of files in two different locations in the same system while sharing the files using Windows Vista file sharing.