How to Share a Folder with Others in Windows 11 or 10?

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If you want to share a folder with other users on your network, Windows 11/10 provides easy steps. When you share a folder to access by everyone, all users on your network will have unrestricted access to that folder. That means anyone on your network can access that folder using a shared location path. Windows 11 or 10 will not prompt for passwords or logins while accessing that folder.

Once you assign the full rights to a folder, everyone on your network will have unrestricted access, which means they can create a file or folder within that folder and even delete or modify folders or files saved in that shared folder. If your computer is part of a network, another computer can access your folder quickly. Moreover, if it is independent, then all user accounts will have access to the shared folder.

How to Create a Folder to Share in Windows 11?

Although you can share any folder from your Windows 11 computer, we recommend creating an independent folder for sharing purposes. If you don’t already make a folder to share with everyone, you can create one by using these guidelines:-

Step 1. Open a drive or existing folder where you want to host sharing folder. For example, we want to create a new folder under the “E” drive.

Step 2. Click New on the File Explorer toolbar and select the Folder option in the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Name the newly created folder as SharedFolder.

That’s it. You have now successfully created a new folder for sharing purposes. Alternatively, open any drive or partition on your PC, right-click on free space and select New > Folder option. Name the newly created folder as you would like.

How to Share a Folder in Windows 11 or 10?

To share a folder in Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. Right-click on the folder that you have created for sharing purposes.

Step 2. Select Properties in the menu.

Step 3. In the folder properties dialog, switch to the Sharing tab.

Step 4. Click the Share button under the “Network File and Folder Sharing” section to open the “Network access” dialog.

Step 5. Type Everyone and click the Add button.

Step 6. At last, click the Share button at the bottom right of the window.

Now that your folder is shared for everyone, any user on your network can access this shared folder.

You can also note down the path and share it with someone that wants to access this folder.

If you want to have more control over this shared folder, right-click on that folder, switch to the Sharing tab, and click the Advanced Sharing button. Here, you can limit the simultaneous users that can access your folder and even manage the permissions.

Further, if you want to add or remove any items from the shared folder, you can do so as a regular folder. There is nothing special in this folder except this is shared.

Good luck!

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