Configuring Network & Share Settings in Windows 10

Windows 10    |    Intermediate
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Windows 10 lets you create a network with other computers to share folders and files. Discover how to create, configure, and manage a HomeGroup; share files and folders; and connect and configure a Wi-Fi connection.


  • Sharing a folder with other users
    Creating a homegroup
    Joining a homegroup
    Customizing your homegroup share settings
    Adjusting share settings after joining a homegroup
  • Connecting to a wi-fi network
    Accessing your connection properties
    Configuring your wi-fi connection
    Setting up the windows firewall


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    Files and folders that are created in a particular user session are considered private. Another Windows 10 user will need administrator rights to access and open these files from their own account. If you happen to be working on the same project, however, you may find it useful to know how to share files and folders. In Windows 10, you can share folders with other users, and even control their level of access. FREE ACCESS
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    A HomeGroup is a group of connected computers on the same home (or private) network. Setting up a HomeGroup in Windows 10 allows computers in the same household, for example, to share media libraries, printers, and other devices. When setting up your HomeGroup, you can adjust the password settings, and even which folders and elements are shared with other connected computers. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Joining a HomeGroup in Windows 10
    In Windows 10, you can use a HomeGroup to view files shared on other participating devices and computers. If a HomeGroup has already been created and is active on your network, you can join it and begin sharing your files. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Customizing your HomeGroup share settings in Windows 10
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    Once you have created a HomeGroup on your private network and other computers have joined, you can access their libraries and connected devices. In Windows 10, it is possible to adjust exactly what you share with other users in your HomeGroup. You can manually share individual folders or files, or add folders to existing locations that are already being shared. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Adjusting share settings after joining a HomeGroup in Windows 10
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    With Windows 10, you can share a variety of different items, data objects and accessories with other users. You can, for example, share your printer or a particular document folder, and even allow other users to access your multimedia files. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Connecting to a Wi-Fi network in Windows 10
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    There are a number of different ways of connecting to the internet. One of the most popular ways is via a wireless connection, generally referred to as Wi-Fi. Windows 10 can show you a list of the wireless networks in your proximity, and help you connect to them. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Accessing your connection properties in Windows 10
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    Once you have connected your Windows 10 device to a wireless network, you can visualize different types of information related to it. You can, for example, find out the IP address that is being used by your device, and the quality of the signal being used to connect to the internet. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Configuring your Wi-Fi connection in Windows 10
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    In Windows 10, you can adjust your Wi-Fi connection settings. You can change your IP address, switch networks, and even tell your device to connect to a particular network automatically. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Setting up the Windows Firewall in Windows 10
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    Windows 10 comes with a firewall which can help to protect your computer from threats. As with many things in Windows, it's possible to configure it and adjust which applications are allowed to connect to the internet, and even change your programs' authorizations depending on the network that you're using. FREE ACCESS


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