When sharing a folder, you give permission and set the accessibility level of users on the network  to view, access, and/or modify the files in the 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

  1. Locate and right click the folder that you want to share then select Properties.
  2. On 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.
  3. Go to the Security tab or select the Permissions button to set permissions for each user who will access your folder.
  4. Select Apply and OK.

Create a new shared folder using the Create a shared folder wizard

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Enter shrpubw.exe in the Open field and select OK.
  3. Follow the instructions on the wizard to share your folder.
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