Dear Lifehacker, Let's say I want to share a few files with someone sitting right beside me, and using a file-sharing service—like Dropbox—seems slow and unnecessary. What's the best way to share files with a friend sitting next to me? You're right; when you're trying to share files with someone in the same physical space as you, it hardly seems necessary to go through the slow process of uploading files to and downloading files from the internet, especially if they're rather large files. There's always the tried-and-true method of dumping your file s on a USB thumb drive, but if you don't have one handy or you don't have a big enough drive , you've still got options. There are numerous ways to share files using the various file-sharing capabilities built into your OS; all you need is a few minutes of prep before you can get sharing. Though after setting it up once, it'll be a snap to get sharing again in the future.
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When you first create a file share on your network, all users are granted read-only access to the share. If you want to allow users to modify files in the share or allow them to create new files, you need to add permissions. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows key and clicking Computer; then browse to the folder whose permissions you want to manage. Right-click the folder you want to manage and then choose Properties from the contextual menu. The dialog box shown appears. Initially, read permissions are granted to a group called Everyone, which means that anyone can view files in the share but no one can create, modify, or delete files in the share. Enter the name of the user or group to whom you want to grant permission and then click OK.
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In , if you tried to share a large file, you had two options. Today, as far as file sharing goes, we have nearly endless options. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Hightail — formerly YouSendIt — are among the services that enable you to share big files easily, as well as store them in the cloud, sync them across multiple devices, and collaborate on them with colleagues and clients. But there are plenty of others, ranging from basic services for consumers Amazon Drive to security-conscious, enterprise-level services Tresorit.
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