Sharing the Data Folder on the Network

Sharing in Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8

Configure sharing on the host machine.

Before sharing your data folder (on the host machine) you must set up your computer to allow sharing between all computers in the network.

  1. Open Network and Sharing Center:
  1. Click Change Advanced Sharing Settings.
  2. Under File and printer sharing select Turn on file and printer sharing.

  1. Under Password protected sharing select Turn off password protected sharing.

Share the Data Folder

  1. On the host computer, right click on the Gym Assistant data folder and select Share With / Specific People.
  2. In the File Sharing window that appears, click the drop-down menu and select Everyone.

  1. Click Add.
  2. Click the drop down menu triangle on the Everyone line in the list and select Read/Write.

  1. Click Share.

Note: The shared folder will be displayed.  The path to the new shared folder will be in the form
             \\ComputerName\FolderName,
         where
             ComputerName is the name of the host computer
         and
             FolderName is the name of the shared folder.

This is the path that all other workstations will use to locate the data folder.

Sharing in Windows XP

  1. Right-click on the Gym Assistant data folder and then select Sharing and Security.

  1. Check the box labeled Share this folder on the network.
  2. Check the box labeled Allow network users to change my files.
  3. Click OK.