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.
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
Step 3. Name the newly created folder as
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
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
Step 3. In the folder properties dialog, switch to the
Step 4. Click the
Step 5. Type
Step 6. At last, click the
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
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.