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Published on 11.27.09 by Brent Trahan

Enable File and Printer Sharing

Learn how to enable File and Printer Sharing in Windows 7.

Enable File and Printer Sharing in Windows 7

  1. Open Control Panel in the Start Menu.
  2. Open Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Network and Sharing Center is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Change advanced sharing settings in the left column of the Network and Sharing Center.


  4. Expand the network you want to enable file and printer sharing on by clicking the down arrow on the right of the profile.


    Note: It’s usually the profile labeled current profile.

  5. Select Turn on file and printer sharing and then click Save changes.


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