File Sharing App
Apart from the Outlook Add-in, CodeTwo Public Folders now features the File Sharing App, which lets you securely share files and folders from your PC across other machines connected to the same Syncing Master.
The biggest advantage of File Sharing App over standard Windows built-in network sharing features is that you can also work on shared items when the network is down. See advanced topics for more on that.
To launch the tool click the Share Files icon in Outlook (Fig. 1.) or go to Windows Start menu, CodeTwo, Public Folders Client Apps and click File Sharing App (Fig. 2.).
|Fig. 1. Launching File Share App from Outlook.|
|Fig. 2. Launching File Share App from Windows Start menu.|
The main window of the program (Fig. 3.) divides into four areas (top to bottom):
- Main menu buttons area - here you can access all the program's options.
- Shared folders area - listing all shared, subscribed and available for subscribing folders, also showing folder's description.
- Status area - shows connection status (online/offline) icon and the version of installed CodeTwo Public Folders program.
|Fig. 3. File Sharing App main window.|
Once you configure access rights and make your folder available to other users, the authorized users can access it NOT ONLY from the File Sharing App but also from the Windows Explorer as they do with any other folder on their computer (Fig. 4.). All you have to do is just opening the explorer, and the shared folders are there ready to be used.
|Fig. 4. Windows Explorer containing CodeTwo Shared Folders.|
Below you will find the description of how to share folders and manage their access rights: