Re: home fileserver
1) You would need to share all your files by sharing your whole drive or a folder
2)It would have to be on all the time or whenever your going to need your files
3) Yes you need it to have it networked, You can do that using the network wizard
4) When the server is networked, you can go to My Computer then along the top find "Tools" and "Map Network Drive" from there you can make a network drive appear on the list of drives
5)I dunno why I made a list
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