Share securely in Windows with HomeGroups
HOMEGROUPS SIMPLIFY THE SHARING OF FILES, PRINTERS, MUSIC, VIDEO AND OTHER MEDIA — FIND OUT HOW TO USE THEM TO LINK UP ALL YOUR NETWORKED PCS.
HOMEGROUPS ARE MICROSOFT’S solution to the tricky task of sharing files, printers and devices over networks. Once set up, they make it easy to choose what to share with others, plus access shared content from across your network, all without having to log onto shared folders or get bogged down in tricky network settings.
Once set up, you can easily browse the contents of other people’s PCs through File Explorer — just expand the HomeGroups entry in the left-hand pane to get started. There’s more good news, too: HomeGroups don’t lock out other platforms, so MacOS and Linux users can access any folder you share with your HomeGroup — they’ll appear as regular shared folders, and you’ll need your Windows username or Microsoft Account email address and password to access them. Read on to find out how...