Sign on to the source workstation. Click the Windows “Start” button and select “Computer.” Navigate to the folder where the file is stored.
Select the file and press “Ctrl-C” to copy the file to the Windows clipboard. Click the address bar and type “c:\users\public” and press “Enter.”
Double-click “Public Documents” and press “Ctrl-V” to transfer a duplicate of the file to the public library.
Select the wireless network connection icon from the taskbar to confirm the workstation is connected to the ad hoc network.
Click the Windows “Start” button, right-click “Network” and choose “Properties” from the context menu to open the Network and Sharing Center.
Choose “Change Advanced Sharing Settings” from the left pane. Expand “Home or Work.”
Confirm “Turn On Network Discovery,” “Turn On File Sharing,” “Turn On Sharing So Anyone with Network Access Can Read and Write Files in the Public Folders” and “Turn Off Password Protected Sharing” are selected.
Click “Save Changes.” Sign on to the destination workstation and open Network and Sharing Center.
Confirm the computer is signed on to the ad hoc network. View the sharing settings and confirm “Turn On Network Discovery” is selected. Click “Save Changes.”
Click the Windows “Start” button and select “Network.” Double-click the name of the source computer.
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