How to Share Folder and Drive on Windows 10

By | November 26, 2020

In this article, We will know how to Share Folder and Drive on Windows 10.

How to Share Folder and Drive on Windows 10

Sharing is a process that where can transfer Files, Folders, Media Files, Documents, etc between one destination to another Destinations. Sharing is too useful for any organization, Office, etc.

Advantage of Share Folder:-

The advantage of Sharing Folder is following:-

  • Share Folder allows users to share data with many users from one location.
  • Mapping or Network drive allows users to given the permission of Folder access like on which user allows or denied access to drive, Types of data Permitted like Audio, Video, Image, etc.
  • Easy to implement and Backup because this is the central drive that is installed on PC or LAN.

Disadvantage of a Share Folder:-

The disadvantage of Share Folder is following

  • Share Folder dependent on Networks like LAN or WAN, If any time networks will down your data will be not accessible.
  • chances for virus Attached on Share Drive because share drive accessed by multiple users.
  • Data is not more secure because any permitted user moves the data from one drive to another drive.

Share Folder and Drive on Windows 10

Now we are going to discuss one by one how to share Folder and Drive on Windows 10-

How to Share Folder on Windows 10?

In this Article from 2 ways to share Folder on Windows 10-

METHOD-I

Share Folder using Default Settings

For share Folder using default setting follow these easy steps-

  1. Open File Explorer by Pressing (Windows+E) keys.
  2. Navigate the Folder, Right Click, and select Properties.
  3. Select the Sharing Tab and Click on Share.
Default settings for sharing Folder

4. Select User if you want to allow everyone that on Network select Everyone and Click on Add.

Now Select Permission anyone from Read, Read/Write.

Click on Share.

everyone options on WIndows10

5. You can see that Your folder is shared. If you want to share the Link from Email Click on Email or Copy the Link.

Your share Path Will be Follow:

\\(Your Computer Name)\Folder name.

\\(IP address of Computer)\Folder name.

Finally Click on Done.

Sharing Path on Windows 10

Note:- User should be User Name Password Required of Access computer for access sharing Folder

METHOD-II

Share Folder Using Advanced Sharing Options-

In the Advance share Option, you can define the User limit, Comments, and given custom permission to all users.

For Share Folder Using Advanced share Option follow these easy steps-

  1. Open File Explorer by Pressing (Windows+E) keys.
  2. Navigate the Folder, Right Click, and select Properties.
  3. Select the Sharing Tab and Click on Advanced Sharing.
Advanced Share Options

4. Select limit the number of simultaneous users and Click on Permissions.

Select User and select Permission of User from Full Control, Change, Read.

If you want to add another user on Group Click on Add and browse the user.

Permissions Options

How to Share Drive on Windows 10?

For Share Drive on Windows 10 Follow these easy steps-

METHOD-I

Share Drive Using advance Sharing Options

  1. Open My Computer and select the Drive that wants to share.
  2. Right, Click on Drive, select Give access to and Advanced sharing.
Advanced Sharing Options

3. Select the Sharing Tab and Click on Advanced Sharing.

4. Select limit the number of simultaneous users and Click on Permissions.

Select User and select Permission of User from Full Control, Change, Read.

If you want to add another user on Group Click on Add and browse the user.

METHOD-II

Share Drive Using Map Network Drive

Click Here to know about -How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

FAQ: SHARE FOLDER AND DRIVE ON WINDOWS 10

  1. How do I share a folder on my local network Windows 10?

Ans. For Share a Folder on my local Network read above articles and follow the steps.

2. How can I Disconnect MAP Network Drive on Windows 10?

Ans. For Disconnect MAP network Drive follow steps-

  • Open This Computer<Click on MAP network Drive and Select Disconnect Network Drive.

3. How do I share a file on Windows 10 WIFI?

Ans. If you want to share a file using WiFi Network then can share but need to communicate each and every device to each other. To share a folder read the above articles.

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