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Sharing Files on Your Home Network

This section walks your through how to share files on your network. The scenario you work with in this section assumes that you have one computer on which your family photographs are stored, and you would like to be able to get to the photos from any computer on the network. In the end, you will be able to not only view these photographs from any computer, but you will be able to edit them as well, assuming that you have the appropriate photo editing software. In your home network, you will be working on the BEDROOM computer, accessing photographs on the FAMILYROOM computer. If you have a digital camera, you will want to read the sidebar on how to transfer your photos from your digital camera to your computer.

To share photos on your home network, follow these steps:

  1. On the FAMILYROOM computer, select Start, My Computer. The screen shown in Figure 3.10 appears.
  2. Figure 3.10

    Figure 3.10 The contents of My Computer.

  3. Under Other Places, select My Documents.
  4. Right-click the My Pictures folder and then click Sharing and Security. The My Pictures Properties page appears.
  5. Select Share This Folder on the Network and then click OK.
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