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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 24. Sharing and managing files and printers

If you have multiple PCs, you can share files and printers between them across your local network. This allows you to access the same resources no matter which PC you pick up or where you hang out in your house.

This chapter describes how to share files and printers. I’ll cover using homegroups as well as how you can manually share files and printers. I’ll also cover how to share your printer if you don’t have a desktop PC you can connect it to.

Using a homegroup

The easiest way to share media (or any file, for that matter) between computers in your home is by using a homegroup. Homegroups share the documents, ...

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