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Chapter 6. Sharing Data on the Network > Sharing a File on Your Windows XP Comp...

Sharing a File on Your Windows XP Computer

Your network is up and running, and now you’re ready to begin using it. One of the most valuable ways of using a network is to share files and folders between computers on your home network. File sharing puts an end to the laborious practice of shuffling files around on floppy disks. You can create and store a document on one computer, and by sharing it on the network, allow someone using another computer on the network to gain access to the file. Some of the ways that you can share files and folders include:

  • Using the computer with the largest hard disk as a centralized file server. For example, you can store all the photos taken from the family’s digital camera.

  • Easily transferring large files or groups of files from one computer to another. For example, you may buy a new computer and want to transfer all the existing files to it from your old computer.

  • Sharing files and documents between users. For example, you can share a draft of the family trip itinerary on your computer so that your kids can review it later using their computers.


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