Sunday, June 20, 2010

How to change the file sharing encryption type in Windows 7

As you know, File sharing encryption is one of the best security ideas while transferring data between Computers over a home network. There are two type of file sharing security settings are available in the Windows Operating System. They are 128-bit encryption and the 40-bit or the 56-bit encryption.
If you want to enable the File sharing feature, follow the following procedure
Important Notes:
•    The default encryption setting is 128-bit.
•    128-bit is the default encryption settings in the Operating System.
•    You can go with the 40- or the 56-bit encryption setting, if there is any difficulty with the 128-bit.
1.    Click the Start button and then click Control Panel .
2.    First, click on the Start Button to open the Control Panel.
3.    Now, select Network and Internet.
4.    After that, select the Network and Sharing Center option.

5.    Now, from the left pane, you have to select the Change advanced sharing setting option.
6.    Once you finish all the above steps, select any of the following options from the File Sharing connection sections.

•    Use 128-bit encryption to help protect file sharing connections (recommended).
•    Enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption

7.    Once you select the option, click on the Save changes button.
8.    That’s it. All it is done.
9.    Now, your data transfer is secured.

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