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Creating a Shared Document

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management

Most of you Windows XP users have probably heard about shared documents, but do you know how to set one up? If that process has always confused you, have no fear, because that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do today! Now, just to make sure we’re all on the same page, allow me to give you a brief explanation of what a shared document is. A shared document is a file, document, music, picture, etc. you keep in your My Documents folder so that anyone who uses your computer can view it. They’re just files you don’t mind sharing with everyone. Okay, now that you’re informed, let’s get started!

1.) First, go to Start and click on My Documents.

2.) Next, single click on the folder that contains the document you want to share. If you want to share more than one document, go ahead and select them all.

3.) After you choose your documents, click Edit.

4.) Then scroll down and click Copy to Folder.

The Copy Items dialogue box will then appear.

5.) Next, click on Shared Documents.

6.) Finally, click Copy.

Windows XP will then make copies of the documents in the Shared Documents folder.

Once that’s done, you can view the shared documents by going to Start, My Computer. Once the My Computer window opens, double click on Shared Documents. The Shared Documents window will then pop up for you. That’s all there is to it!

You can now make your very own shared documents with no problems whatsoever!

~ Mike Pettinato

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