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Shared network drive

Ive been asked by a colleague of mine to make a shared network drive so that other computers in the office can access the documents that are in it, from their computers, How do I do this?

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If it is windows XP. go to my network place. then click set up a home or small ofiice network. then select everything according your requirement and next. your network will set.

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How to hook up a hard drive from one computer to another


You need to connect the computer together in a network and then share the hard drive and or folders between eash computer.
FILE SHARING BETWEEN COMPUTERS ON A NETWORKBasicallyif you have a router with several laptops and desktop PCs, which can access theInternet at the same time, then you have working network with the laptopand PC.First makesure the laptop and PC have the same Workgroup name(it may already have Workgroup as the Workgroup name, you can change it if you wish). To changethe Workgroup name open Control Panel - System -click on Computer Name tab - click Change and you can change the Computername then select Workgroup and enter orchange the Workgroup name - click OK and OKagain.Nextenable Sharing on both the PC and laptop open My Computer - right click onthe C Drive - click on Sharing tab - tick Sharing this folder on thenetwork - add a Share name to identify the computer/folder (eg Cdrive on PC).If you donot enable sharing on the drives or folders then they will not be available tothe computers on the network.If you havemore drives, then repeat this for the other hard drive and or CD or DVDdrives.Re-boot thecomputers and you will be able to see the computers on your network through MyNetwork Places.

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How to Encrypt and set password in Word 2007 Documents?


It is possible to secure your private Word 2007 documents. Your private documents can be password protected as well as encrypted in order to rule out the possibility of other people accessing it. You can encrypt Word 2007 documents in a shared location e.g. a home computer or a network folder. You don't have to worry about the sensitive data in your computer any more as you can easily encrypt Word 2007 documents by following these easy steps:

1. Click on the Microsoft Office Button.
2. Select Prepare from the left-hand menu.
3. Click on Encrypt Document from the resulting menu shown on the right.


The Encrypt Document dialog box will appear. Enter a password for the Word document.

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4. Type in the password once more for confirmation and click on the Ok button.
5. After you press the Ok button, this window will close without asking for further verification. Your Word 2007 document is now successfully encrypted. When you encrypt Word 2007 documents, Microsoft Office automatically saves the document with a 128-bit advanced encryption.


No-one can open this document without entering the password. If anyone clicks on the document to open it, he will be prompted to enter a password.

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on Jul 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Set up and Use Internet Connection Sharing


Hi,

To enable Internet Connection Sharing on a network connection

You must be logged on to your computer with an owner account in order to complete this procedure.
Open Network Connections. (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double–click Network Connections.)

Click the dial–up, local area network, PPPoE, or VPN connection you want to share, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.

On the Advanced tab, select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box.
If you want this connection to dial automatically when another computer on your home or small office network attempts to access external resources, select the Establish a dial–up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the Internet check box.

If you want other network users to enable or disable the shared Internet connection, select the Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection check box.

Under Internet Connection Sharing, in Home networking connection, select any adapter that connects the computer sharing its Internet connection to the other computers on your network. The Home networking connection is only present when two or more network adapters are installed on the computer.


To configure Internet options on your client computers for Internet Connection Sharing

Open Internet Explorer. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer.)

On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

On the Connections tab, click Never dial a connection, and then click LAN Settings.

In Automatic configuration, clear the Automatically detect settings and Use automatic configuration script check boxes.

In Proxy Server, clear the Use a proxy server check box.


Good luck!

Bhautesh.

on Feb 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have two windows 7 computers , both connected to one another via a switch, i can see either computer on the network, i shared the hard drive (c)properly, and it is shared, however, i cannot access c...


go to permission tab and add everyone , and allow full acces.., check your shering options in networking and sharing .. advance sharing in control panel

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How is sharing information associated with computer networks?


In a Computer network, you can share Printers, Files such as documents, pictures and with certain software, you can share email accounts, Spreadsheets and much more.

Nov 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Sharing Your Own Computer's Stuff with the Network


To share a file or folder with your fellow computer users, move the file into your Shared Documents folder, which lives in your My Computer window. (You must move or copy a file into the Shared Documents folder; shortcuts don't always work.)

After you place your file or folder into your Shared Documents folder, it appears in the Shared Documents folder of everybody else using your computer.

Administrators can share folders without having to move them into the Shared Documents folder. The trick is to follow these steps:

1. Right-click on a folder you'd like to share and choose Sharing and Security from the pop-up menu.

Open My Computer and right-click on the folder you'd like to share. When the menu appears, select Sharing and Security. A window appears, showing the Properties for that folder. It opens to the Sharing tab.

Right-click on a folder and choose Sharing and Security to share the folder on the network.

2. Click the box marked Share This Folder on the Network.

A check mark in that box lets everybody peek at, grab, steal, change, or delete any of the files in that folder. To let visitors look inside the files but not change them, remove the check mark from the box marked Allow Network Users to Change My Files.

3. Click OK.

Now that particular folder and all its contents are available for everybody on the network to share.

Sharing a lot of folders isn't a good idea because it gives network visitors too much control over your computer. Even if you trust people, they might accidentally mess something up. To be safe, only share files by placing them in the Shared Document folder.

Inside Shared Documents live two more folders, Shared Music and Shared Pictures. Those two folders are also available to any user. So, if you want to share documents with any user of your computer, store them in the Shared Documents folder. When you make MP3s from your CDs, store them in the Shared Music folder, too, so that everybody can enjoy them.

on Dec 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My vista ultimate can not detect my ethernet controller ihave no connection can somebody plz give me sa drivers for this..


Hello ,,,,,
Try this

If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.



If you still have ask me...

Thanks

Jun 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Transfer all files from my old desktop to new laptop


you can do that by following the steps below;
Instructions
  1. Step 1 Connect your laptop to your desktop through a home network connection. If you have a home network, you can hook up your laptop to it via an Ethernet cable or a wireless network card. Then, you can set a folder on your desktop computer to be shared across the network. To set a folder as shared in Windows, simply right click on it, select "Sharing and security," select the "Share" tab and check the box labeled "Share this folder on the network." You will then be able to access this folder from your laptop and transfer files to your.hard drive.
  2. Step 2 Purchase a USB jump drive. These handy devices are the size of a key but can store five gigabytes of files or even more, depending on the type of USB jump drive you buy. Insert the USB jump drive into your USB port and your operating system should find it as new hardware. If a window doesn't automatically come up, you can find in your drives under "My Computer." Then, you can click and drag files into it, remove the drive and take it to your desktop computer and access the files there.
  3. Step 3 Put your files onto another external storage device, such a CD, floppy disk or external hard drive. Files are transferable between any computers as long as you can store them on something external, then use that external device to move them to the other computer.
  4. Step 4 Email files to yourself. If you only have a few files that you would like to transfer and don't have any of the equipment used in Steps 1 through 3, send yourself an email with the files attached, access your email from the other computer and download the files to your hard drive.

Sep 10, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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I want to transfer my pictures to a different program. I have a load of other pictures in a differnt picture file and have not been able to transfer my picutes from the ''Kodak easy share'' program to that...


Your pictures will be stored most likely in this location on your pc:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Kodak Pictures.
Instead of going to the program to open your pics go to where they are stored as above then copy and paste them wherever you want. I have a folder called my pictures where Ive put mine. You can rightclick on any photo and select "open with" and your favourite program will show on a dropdown list.
Here is a link which may work for you?
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Kodak Pictures
I accessed mine by firstly coing to My Computer and then the C drive and then follow above location.

Jun 22, 2009 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Not sure if you help with software problems but its worth a try. I recently updated from office 1997 to office 2003 student/teacher edition. I need to do extensive edit to many old Word documents by...


If you are a Word 2003 user, but some of your colleagues are still using Word 2002 or even Word 97, you can share your documents with them as long as you save them in the standard Word document format. By having Word 2003 save your documents in this format, you can disable features not supported by the earlier versions and allow users to open your documents on their PCs.
If you don't want to do this every time you save a document, you can have Word automatically save your new documents in the correct format. Follow these steps:
  1. Go to Tools | Options.
  2. Click the Save tab.
  3. Under Default Format, click the drop-down arrow in the Save Word Files As box and select Word 97-2003 Document(*.doc).
  4. Click OK.
When you save your Word 2003 document, you will get a dialog box warning that some of the features that you used may not be available in the earlier versions. Click Yes to save it in the standard format that you'll share with the other users.

Nov 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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