The Public folders are a convenient way to share files on your computer. You can share files in the Public folders with other people using the same computer and with people using other computers on your network. Any file or folder you put in a Public folder is automatically shared with the people who have access to your Public folders.
The Public folders are located in the C:\Users\Public
folder, and also included
This tutorial will show you how to turn Public folder sharing on or off in Windows 7
. Public folder sharing is turned off by default (except on a homegroup
). When Public folder sharing is turned on, anyone on your computer or network (including homegroup members) can access these folders. When it's off, only people with a user account on your computer can access them.
You must be logged in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.