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How to Enable File and Printer Sharing (Windows Vista)

Your computer acts as a server that shares files and printers. Here, you find out how to enable file and printer sharing in Windows Vista. Follow these steps:

1

Choose Start→Network.

This step opens the Network folder.

2

Click the Network and Sharing Center button on the toolbar.

This step opens the Network and Sharing Center.

3

Click the down arrow to the right of File Sharing in the Sharing and Discovery section.

This step reveals the controls that enable you to activate file sharing.

4

Select the Turn on File Sharing option and then click Apply.

This file sharing feature is activated.

5

Select the Printer Sharing option.

This step reveals the controls that enable you to activate printer sharing.

6

Select the Turn on Printer Sharing option and then click Apply.

This file sharing feature is activated.

7

Close the Network and Sharing Center folder.

You’re done; you can now share your files and printers.

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