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How to set up network sharing in Windows 10 and share files, folders between computers [Easily!]

How to connect multiple computers on a local network running Windows 10

  • If there are computers running  Windows 7 or Windows 8 on the network, then the sharing settings for them are configured in much the same way as in Windows 10. The folder for which public access is open on a computer with  Windows 10, will be displayed without problems in the network environment on Windows 7 computer and vice versa. The main thing is that network discovery is enabled on all computers. Computer number one.
  • First, you need to make the computer visible on the network, click, Start, Settings, Network and Internet, open the Network and Sharing  Center, then Change advanced sharing settings. 
  • Now I must say that what you see on your screen may well be different from mine, because Windows 10 is constantly being updated, and its functions can change their appearance. 
  • Here we can see that the current profile on my computer is Guest or public network, but to connect to the local network we need a private network. It is advisable to install this profile only when you are connected to your network, and to your router, which is reliably protected, and now I will change these settings. We close these windows, in the Internet section, click here, and change the network profile.  Again open the Network and Sharing Center, then Change advanced sharing settings, now we see that my current profile has a value, Private, it should be noted here, tum on network discovery, and tum on automatic configuration on network devices, in this section it should be noted, Tum on file and printer sharing. 
  • We are not interested in the guest room, then we open the All networks tab, turn on sharing so that network users can read and write files in shared folders. 
  • Streaming is disabled by default,  but you can enable and enjoy music, photos, and videos on computers on your network. Here we leave encryption 128 bit, Next, 
  • If you use a password when logging into this computer, then you need to enable password-protected sharing, if you do not have a login password, disable password-protected sharing, I disable this feature. Here the settings are complete, I click save changes and close these windows. Now we need to find additional system parameters, for this, we open the explorer, right-click on, This computer, and select, Properties. 
  • As I said earlier, after the latest updates, some  of the functions of Windows 10 now look different, if you have not received these updates, then this  window will open, and at the top left you to need to  
  • click, Advanced system settings, in my window I  will click, additional system parameters, here. 
  • On the Computer Name tab, you can change its name and give a different name to the workgroup,I open the Change tab and write a new name, PC number one, click, Okay.  
  • The system asks to restart the computer,  but we need to change one more setting. 
  • Now we open the tab, Remote, the checkbox should be checked on, Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer, and mark, Allow remote connections to this computer, click Apply. Therefore, Enabling Remote Desktop opens a port on the computer that is visible on the local network. Click Okay and you need to restart your computer after that, you need to perform the same sharing settings on other computers. When you do this, all computers from the network environment will immediately appear in the Explorer on the Networking tab, computer number one will also be displayed along with other computers. 
  • Computer number two. And so, I made the same settings on the second computer, Step by step, I  repeated all the settings, they do not differ at all from what you have already seen here, rebooted it, and now we will see what I got. Open Explorer, click, Network, and we see how the connection with all devices from the network environment is made. 
  • Here we see computer number one and number two, which I connected to the local network, the third computer was connected earlier. I double-click on computer number two, and here we see the Users folder, in which by default there are several folders for exchanging data on a shared network, where you can copy files, view, and delete, let’s see how it works. 
  • I open the Shared Documents folder and copy the program shortcut from my desktop there, I will remind you that this was done on computer number two. 
  • Now on computer number one I  open Explorer, click, Network, click computer number two, open the Users folder, then, General, click, General Documents, and here we see the shortcut of the program that I previously placed there.  
  • In addition to these folders, you can share in the local network any file, folder, or disk, and also configure access to the printer on your computer, but this will be a separate topic. 
  • And So! We just set up a local network between two Windows 10 computers, and we got it right! 

How to setup network sharing in Windows 10 and share files

  • Open File Explorer on Windows 10.
  • Navigate to the folder you want to share.
  • Right-click the item, and select the Properties option.
  • Click on the Sharing tab.
  • Click the Share button.
  • Use the drop-down menu to select the user or group to share a file or folder.
  • Click the Add button.

How do I enable network files and folders sharing in Windows 10?

Turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing, and turn off password-protected sharing.

  • Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet , and on the right side, select Sharing options.
  • Under Private, select Turn on Network discovery and Turn on file and printer sharing.

How do I share files between computers on a home group?

Add your other PCs to the homegroup

  • Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then selecting HomeGroup.
  • Select Join now > Next.
  • Select the libraries and devices you want to share with the homegroup, and then select Next.
  • Type the homegroup password in the box, and then select Next.

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

To share files using the Share feature on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Browse to the folder location with the files.
  3. Select the files.
  4. Click on the Share tab.
  5. Click the Share button.
  6. Select the app, contact, or nearby sharing device.
  7. Continue with the on-screen directions to share the content.

How to setup network sharing in Windows 10 and share files

  • Open File Explorer.
  • Browse to the folder location with the files.
  • Select the files.
  • Click on the Share tab.
  • Click the Share button.
  • Select the app, contact, or nearby sharing device.
  • Continue with the on-screen directions to share the content.

How do I setup a LAN share folder in Windows 10?

How to add new folders to shared HomeGroup libraries

  • Use the Windows key + E keyboard shortcut to open File Explorer.
  • On the left pane, expand your computer’s libraries on HomeGroup.
  • Right-click Documents.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click Add.
  • Select the folder you want to share and click Include folder.
  • Click Apply.
  • Click OK.

What is the best way to share files between computers?

10 Ways to Share Files between Two Computers

  • Windows HomeGroup.
  • USB Drive or External Hard Drive.
  • Use a Special Transfer Cable.
  • Sync via Cloud Services like Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Share Folders and Drives Locally.Using AnySend.

How do I share a folder between my phone and my computer?

How to share files between Windows and Android using Your Phone app

  1. Install the Your Phone app or Windows and Android.
  2. Feed in your country code and cell phone number in the Windows app. …
  3. Download the app from Google Play using the link.
  4. Once installed, click ‘Connect my PC’.

How to Transfer PC to PC

How to Transfer Files from PC to PC

  • Cloud storage or web data transfers.
  • SSD and HDD drives via SATA cables.
  • Basic cable transfer.
  • Use software to speed up your data transfer.
  • Transfer your data over WiFi or LAN.
  • Using an external storage device or flash drives.

How do I transfer everything from my old computer to my new computer?

  • Use OneDrive to transfer your data.
  • Use an external hard drive to transfer your data.
  • Use a transfer cable to transfer your data.
  • Use PCmover to transfer your data.
  • Use Macrium Reflect to clone your hard drive.
  • Use Nearby sharing instead of HomeGroup.
  • Use Flip Transfer for quick, free sharing.

How can I transfer files from PC to laptop without USB?

  • Use an External Storage Media. Obviously, this is the way most people do it.
  • Share Over LAN or Wi-Fi.
  • Use a Transfer Cable.
  • Connect the HDD or SSD Manually.
  • Use Cloud Storage or Web Transfers.

How do I transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 over WiFi?

  • Open File Explorer.
  • Browse to the folder location with the files that you want to share.
  • Select one, multiple, or all the files.
  • Click on the Share tab.
  • Click the Share button.
  • Select a contact, nearby sharing device, or one of the Microsoft Store apps (such as Mail)

How do I transfer files from PC to PC using Ethernet cable?

Stepwise guide to transfer files from PC to PC via an Ethernet cable

  • Connect both computers to a LAN cable.
  • Turn on the sharing options on both computers. Search for Control Panel and open it.
  • Share a folder on the source computer. 3.1.
  • Access the shared folder on the destination computer.

How do I share files between tablet and PC?

Transfer files from a PC to your Android tablet by USB

  • Connect your Android tablet to the computer with a USB cable.
  • Open another Windows Explorer window, one where you want the files copied to and browse to the folder on your PC that contains the files you want to transfer.