You've probably noticed the Homegroup node in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer. Figure 18-4 shows an example.
- Documents -j Music Pictures
6 Carl (APPALACHIAN) <J Music
|g| Pictures S Videos & Jan (APPALACHIAN) J Kelly (CARL-PC) 4 Ricola (RICOLA-PC)
Computer & Local Disk (C:) ATI
Figure 18-4 Each subfolder under Homegroup represents the folders shared by a user. Note that the computer named Appalachian has two users who are sharing files: Carl and Jan .
You can use folders and files in the Homegroup node just like you can use folders and files in your own libraries . Tasks you can perform include
• Preview and open files
• Play music, pictures, or video (notice the Play All button on the toolbar)
• Search throughout a folder, a library, a user, or the entire homegroup
• Add a shared folder to one of your local libraries
• Add, modify, and delete files (only in libraries or folders shared with read/write access)
When you add a file to a shared library on another computer (for example, by dragging a song file to a shared Music library), the file goes into the library's public folder (in our example, it would go to the %Public%\Music folder on the remote computer).
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