How to Store Files on a Home Network

Storing files in a home network is actually quite easy; you would just have to take these simple steps to make sure that you have already stored these files just right.

Having Multiple Desktops

Imagine that you have three computers at home, and each one of you would like to have the files of the same pictures or music and that you would copy them separately in all three. This would actually cramp up your computer’s memory easily.

There are actually just a few things that you would need to do in order to store files on a home network for Windows:

  • First, check all connections. Remember to check this most basic thing; there are actually events that you feel that you have already done everything just to find out that you have not even done the first step. So configure if all the computers are properly done. Find out also if you have a wireless connection or an Ethernet.
  • Second, make sure that you check the RAM of all your computers. Now, the trend is that the highest RAM would actually tell if your computer would be speedy or slow. Thus, this is also the determining factor on how many pictures, music and other files that you can cramp up.
  • Just find the “My Computer” button, these are usually found in your desktop, right-click and then click the “Properties” option. This would actually show you the most basic information about your computer. Along with your system information, you can find the RAM.
  • Third, when saving all the files you would like to share, make sure that everyone in your network can understand it. So name these files in simple terms. Use the “Save As” button when naming your home drive.
  • On a side note, naming your files and folders would also require that you inform all those in your network of these files and folders. This would ensure less hassle and greater sharing experience.
  • Fourth, make certain that you use the “Map Network Drive” from your “My Computer” button. Take note that you would hit “Finish”. This would ensure that these files would already be visible in all the other computers in your network. At the same time, you may also have some files or folders that would require the username. This would just be the same as ones you use in your computer log in.

For Macintosh OS X, there is a slight difference. You can start off with the first two steps on Windows system and then:

  • First, choose “System Preferences” and then the check box.
  • Second, choose either the OS X Save Window Collapsed or the OS X Save Window Expanded. Read each of these choices carefully. There would be different options and characteristics.
  • Third, responsibly name these files and share them with all the other people in your network.

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