CIST 2411 – Notes Chapter 13Configuring Shared Resources I.Sharing Files and Folders a.Understanding Folder Sharing in Windows 8.1 i.Three basic methods for sharing the files and folders on the computer: 1.Public folder sharing a.Easiest way to share files. b.Move shared data to public folder 2.Homegroup sharing a.Used by Home users b.Simple setup and use 3.Using Libraries a.Libraries enable users to aggregate files in multiple locations –and even on multiple computers –into a single folder that makes them appear as though they are all on a local drive. b.Libraries still exist in Windows 8.1; they just don't appear in the File Explorer interface by default. 4.Creating a Homegroup a.If the private network locationis used, the computer attempts to detect an existing homegroup on the network. b.If none is detected, a link is provided in the network and sharing center to the Create a Homegroup Wizard. c.If a homegroup is detected an Available to Join link is provided in the network and sharing center. 5.Working with Homegroups a.After joining the homegroup, shared libraries of the other computers on the network appear in File Explorer in the Homegroup container. b.Using the controls that appear in the ribbon, you can change other homegroup users’ access to the library from Read to Read/Write.