How to share a folder (folder) on Windows 10

How to share a folder (folder) on Windows 10

On previous versions of Windows, folder sharing was quite difficult. However on Windows 10, the process is much simpler. Some sharing options on Windows 10 also provide full control over folders for users.

Shared folders are often used in offices where many people work together. So, what do you need to do to share a folder on Windows 10. Follow a few tips below of Quantrimang.com to find the answer!

Option 1: Share a folder using Windows 10 File Share feature

Step 1: Open File Explorer.

Step 2: Navigate to the folder location and the files you want to share.

Step 3: Select the files you want to share, then click the Share tab in the upper left of the window and choose Share.

You can also right-click on the currently selected file and click the Share option in the menu that appears quickly.

Select the files you want to share, then click Share

Step 4: Select an app you want to share via or scan the device near you to share directly with the recipient by clicking on Looking for nearby devices.

Select an app you want to share via

If you choose Looking for nearby devices , remember that both send and receive devices must turn on Near share .

Method 2: Share folder on Windows 10 with One Drive

If you want to share the OneDrive files stored on your computer, do the following:

Step 1: First, enter the keyword OneDrive in the Search box on the Start Menu, and select and open OneDrive to go to the folder.

Find OneDrive using the Search bar on the Start Menu

Step 2: Select the files you want to share and then right-click, choose Share a OneDrive> Copy Link to create a link that you can share with others.

Create a link that you can share with others

Step 3: Paste the link to send it to the person you want to share with, maybe via email, message …

The recipient will be able to access your folder whenever even your computer is not turned on.

Method 3: Share a folder on Windows 10 using File Explorer

Step 1: Right-click the folder you want to share, then click Properties .

Step 2: On the Sharing Properties window, click the Sharing tab .

Under Network file and Folder Sharing , click Share .

Step 3: Enter the name of the person you want to share the folder with. Next, after you have added the name to the list, click Share.

Step 4: If you want to control the read and write access of the folder during sharing, click Advanced Sharing on the Share Properties window .

Step 5: Check the option Share this folder , and click on Permissions.

Step 6: Next, select Full Control, then click OK .

Note:

  • Conduct editing permissions in the Security tab to provide full control over the folder during sharing.
  • If the Security settings do not change, there is at least the number of one accesses in Sharing and Security that will be considered during the sharing process.

Step 7: Click on the Security tab . To change permissions, click Edit .

Step 8: Click on Add.

Step 9: Type Everyone in the Enter the object names to select box and click OK.

Step 10: In the Username field, choose Everyone , then check the box Full Control .

Finally, click OK to complete the process.

How to share folders with specific users in Windows 10

Follow the steps listed below to share a folder with specific users in Windows 10.

1. First, open File Explorer and find the folder you want to share.

2. Right-click the folder you want to share.

3. Select the Give access to> Specific people option in the context menu.

Select the option Give access to> Specific people

4. Now enter your username in the blank field and click Add.

Enter your username in the empty field

5. As soon as you click this button, the user will be added to the list.

6. By default, the permission level is set to Read-only , ie users can read files but cannot modify or delete them.

7. (Optional) If you want to allow read and write, click the drop-down menu and select Read / Write.

8. After setting the permission level, click the Share button .

Click the Share button

9. When you click this button, the folder is shared with that particular user.

10. Click the Done button to close the wizard.

That’s all there is to it! You have successfully shared a folder with users in Windows 10. Then users can access that folder from the Network control panel in File Explorer.

That folder can be accessed from the Network control panel in File Explorer

Stop sharing

If you want to remove the user, right-click on the shared folder and choose the Give access to> Remove access option .

Next, click on the Stop sharing option .

Click the Stop sharing option

If you want to remove a specific user, select the option Change sharing permissions and choose Remove from the Permissions level drop-down menu .

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Good luck!

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