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Selecting sharing options for networks


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Windows 8.1 Essential Training

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Video: Selecting sharing options for networks

Well the whole idea behind networking and HomeGroups is to be able to share things with others. Sharing files, folders, libraries, even devices. And we're going to look at how you can take that a step further here in Windows 8.1 by being specific about what you're sharing and who you're sharing with. We'll begin here on the Start screen by starting to type the word share. S H A R for example. The Search pane opens up, and you can see we can access our HomeGroup and sharing options directly from here. Let's give it a click. You'll see your current HomeGroup, and you'll see what's turned on.
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  1. 1m 23s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 32m 40s
    1. Assessing your hardware and Windows 8.1 versions
      2m 43s
    2. Getting familiar with the user interface
      8m 11s
    3. Exploring the Windows 7 desktop
      6m 13s
    4. Using touch screens and gestures
      2m 8s
    5. Switching between apps with Switcher
      3m 50s
    6. Personalizing Windows 8.1
      7m 33s
    7. Creating tile groups
      2m 2s
  3. 43m 58s
    1. Using the ribbon in File Explorer
      10m 21s
    2. Organizing folders and files
      6m 22s
    3. Customizing folder behavior
      5m 28s
    4. Searching for files and file contents
      7m 22s
    5. Creating easy access to files and folders
      4m 56s
    6. Using SkyDrive
      4m 29s
    7. Copying files in a single window
      5m 0s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Managing mail with the Mail app
      7m 46s
    2. Keeping dates with the Calendar app
      6m 59s
    3. Managing contacts in the People app
      9m 55s
    4. Communicating with contacts using Skype
      10m 13s
    5. Working with photos
      10m 58s
    6. Reading text with the Reader app
      4m 14s
    7. Managing music with the Music app
      8m 29s
    8. Locating places with Maps
      8m 29s
    9. Timing things with Alarms
      4m 19s
  5. 28m 18s
    1. Typing text with Sticky Notes, Notepad, and WordPad
      10m 30s
    2. Creating graphics with Paint
      10m 18s
    3. Performing calculations with the Calculator
      2m 55s
    4. Taking screenshots with the Snipping tool
      4m 35s
  6. 31m 17s
    1. Viewing your current system specs
      4m 4s
    2. Controlling sound device volume settings
      7m 36s
    3. Removing unwanted applications
      2m 55s
    4. Setting default programs
      5m 26s
    5. Setting accessibility options
      8m 45s
    6. Navigation settings for desktop lovers
      2m 31s
  7. 20m 34s
    1. Getting connected
      4m 1s
    2. Connecting PCs with HomeGroup
      6m 29s
    3. Connecting to another computer with Remote Desktop
      2m 44s
    4. Selecting sharing options for networks
      3m 54s
    5. Adding and removing devices
      3m 26s
  8. 40m 48s
    1. Keeping your PC secure with Windows Update
      4m 26s
    2. Viewing and resolving security issues with Action Center
      3m 28s
    3. Battling malicious software with Windows Defender
      4m 52s
    4. Controlling user account access
      3m 53s
    5. Secure your account with passwords and PINs
      5m 51s
    6. Using Parental Controls
      10m 8s
    7. Encrypting a drive with BitLocker
      4m 22s
    8. Using Encrypting File System (EFS)
      3m 48s
  9. 12m 2s
    1. Printing files directly from Windows
      3m 27s
    2. Printing files to the XPS format
      4m 53s
    3. Accessing and changing printer options
      3m 42s
  10. 20m 43s
    1. Finding issues in the Troubleshooting control panel
      4m 10s
    2. Fixing issues with the Problem Steps Recorder
      4m 40s
    3. Backing up with File History
      5m 57s
    4. Reversing a fatal crash with System Restore
      3m 21s
    5. Reseting your Windows 8.1 installation
      2m 35s
  11. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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Windows 8.1 Essential Training
5h 3m Appropriate for all Oct 17, 2013

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Windows 8 was a new direction for Microsoft, offering mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. But some people were unhappy with its design. Windows 8.1 answers these complaints and takes Windows a step further. In this course, David Rivers shows you all its essential features. Take a tour of the interface, review the new file and folder behaviors, and meet the most useful apps, including Calendar, Photos, Maps, and Music. David also shows how to adjust system settings like default programs and volume, work with external devices, and set up networks. The final chapters show you how to keep your computer even more secure with Access Control and Windows Defender, and how to troubleshoot potential issues, like reversing fatal crashes.

Topics include:
  • Using touch screens and gestures
  • Organizing files and folders
  • Managing your inbox with the Mail app
  • Working with photos
  • Managing contacts in the People app
  • Controlling system sounds, volume, and accessibility options
  • Getting connected to other PCs and devices
  • Keeping your PC secure with Windows Update
  • Using parental controls to block unwanted content
  • Printing from Windows 8
  • Fixing issues with the Problem Steps Recorder
  • Keeping file backups with File History
Subjects:
Business Operating Systems Productivity Home + Small Office
Software:
Windows
Author:
David Rivers

Selecting sharing options for networks

Well the whole idea behind networking and HomeGroups is to be able to share things with others. Sharing files, folders, libraries, even devices. And we're going to look at how you can take that a step further here in Windows 8.1 by being specific about what you're sharing and who you're sharing with. We'll begin here on the Start screen by starting to type the word share. S H A R for example. The Search pane opens up, and you can see we can access our HomeGroup and sharing options directly from here. Let's give it a click. You'll see your current HomeGroup, and you'll see what's turned on.

In this case for me, music and pictures, everything else turned off. Now, if you don't see a HomeGroup, you'll see a Create button to create one, then you'll be able to go in here and make the adjustments. So, anyone that I've shared this password with will be able to check it out. View or see my music and pictures, but only I can change it. Well, I can change that. If I want them to be able to edit my pictures, for example, I can set that up, but not from here. So let's just press our Windows key to go back to the Start screen and go to the Desktop.

We're going to use File Explorer to take our sharing options to the next level. Let's go down to the File Explorer icon on the task bar, give it a click. And we'll focus on the HomeGroup to start. Find it over here on the left hand side, select the name. Mine's just David Rivers. And, now I see my Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, et cetera. Now before we continue, let's make sure we all have the same view. From the View tab, make sure Details is selected. And Details pane is turned on, so we can see information over here on the right.

Now we're going to go to Music, for example. Check it out over here on the right in the Details pane. Shared with my HomeGroup, sharing type is Shared. If I go to Pictures, I see the same thing. If I go to Documents no longer. Sharing type is personal. But I can make those adjustments from here and I have an additional option too. With Document selected, I can now go up to the Share tab. Share with my HomeGroup, they'll be able to view the contents, the default. But I can also change it to View and Edit.

So they'll see the documents, but also be able to go in there and make changes. I can even share with other users on this computer if there are other accounts setup. I'm going to go to View and Edit sharing with my HomeGroup, by selecting it. You may need to click Documents again to see it refreshed. There it is. Sharing type is now shared with my HomeGroup. At any time I can stop sharing by clicking Stop sharing and clicking Documents again, you can see I'm back to Personal. So I can do all of that here from File Explore, but I can also do it with other files and folders on my computer.

For example, if I go to the Desktop here and expand it, I have my Exercise Files folder. And when I click that, I see the contents of my Exercise Files. But with the entire folder selected over here on the left, I have my sharing options available. So I can share this with my HomeGroup. Let's give it a click. Now as soon as I do, the information actually shows up down below. The state is shared, shared with HomeGroup as I hover over that. I could share with using View and Edit. Nothing changes down here.

It still shows I shared with my HomeGroup, but I have just given them access to edit the contents as well. And of course, I can stop sharing at any time. Soon as I do that, notice it disappears from down below. So not just my HomeGroup libraries but also folders, libraries et cetera found on my computer, can be shared with a HomeGroup. And I can use different levels of sharing, something I can't do from the Windows 8.1 Start screen. So let's close up File Explore knowing our sharing options are set the way we want.

Press the Windows key on your keyboard to return to the Start screen, where we'll continue.

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