Sharing Files with Windows Explorer

This section provides a tutorial example on how to share files with Windows Explorer over a crossover cable network.

Since my two computers are running Windows systems, I can also share files with Windows Explorer. Here is how:

1. On both laptop and desktop, go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection.

2. Right mouse click on "Local Area Connection", and select "Properties". The "Local Area Connection Properties" dialog box shows up.

3. Make sure that "Client for Microsoft Networks" is checked.

4. On the laptop, go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer. The Windows Explorer shows up to allow you to manage all your directories, files and other storage resources on your computer.

5. Open the root directory c:, and a new sub directory called c:\share. Copy some files to this directory to share with the desktop computer.

6. Right mouse click on c:\share, and select "Properties". The directory properties dialog box shows up.

7. Go to "Sharing" tab. Select "Share this folder" and make it checked. Make to give permission to everyone with read and write rights.

8. Click OK to close the properties box.

9. On the desktop, go do Start > Run. The "Run" dialog box shows up.

10. Enter "\\laptop\share" in the Open field, and click OK. A Windows Explorer window shows up with the shared directory from the laptop computer open.

11. Enter "\\laptop\share" in the Open field, and click OK. A Windows Explorer window shows up with the shared directory from the laptop computer open.

12. Copy some files out of the shared directory into a local directory.

13. Copy some files into the shared directory out of a local directory.

Perfect, right? I can easily move files between both computers now.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 What Is a Crossover Cable Network?

 Configuring Crossover Cable Network

 Using FTP Server to Transfer Files

 Assigning Host Names on a Network

Sharing Files with Windows Explorer

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version