Sharing a folder means you are giving other users on the network permission to access the files in the shared folder. When you share a folder, you have the ability to set the level of accessibility that others can have when they try to view and/or modify the files in that shared folder.
See Set up a network or multi user environment for instructions on how to set up multi-user networking for a variety of operating system.
Share an existing folder
- Locate the folder that you want to share.
- Right-click the folder you want to share and select Properties.
- Under the Sharing tab, select Share this folder. You can change the name of the shared folder by entering a new name in the Share Name field.
- Click the Security tab or the Permissions button to set permissions for each user who will access your folder.
- Click Apply and OK.
Create a new shared folder using the Create a shared folder wizard
- On your keyboard, press Windows + R to open the Run window.
- Enter shrpubw.exe in the Open field and click OK.
- Follow the instructions on the wizard to share your folder.