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Share folder in Windows 10

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The following provides step-by-step instructions for sharing folders and ensuring network sharing functionality on Windows 10, including configuring permissions and enabling necessary services for optimal performance.

  • Follow the instructions below to share folder in Windows 10:

  1. Right click on the folder you want to share and click on "Properties" (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Go to the "Sharing" tab and click the "Share" button (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. Select the person to share with (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Select permission to the person you want to share such as: read, write and read/write and click the "Share" button (Figure 4).

Figure 4

  1. Click on "Done" Button (Figure 5).

Figure 5

  1. Go to "Advanced sharing settings" from the control panel which path as in picture and mark the radio button as highlighted in red highlighted (Figure 6).

Figure 6

  1. If you still do not have access to shared folders then please make sure that the features in red are enabled on server and client side (Figure 7).

Figure 7

Network sharing

  • To ensure network sharing functions properly, verify that the following services are enabled on the computer:
  1. Open the Services window by typing "services.msc" in the search bar and selecting Services.
  2. Check if the following services are enabled:
    - TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service
    - DNS Client
    - Function Discovery Resource Publication
    - SSDP Discovery
    - UPnP Device Host

  • To start the service and set it to automatic:
  1. Right-click on each of the listed services and select Properties.
  2. In the General tab, locate the Startup type dropdown menu, and select Automatic.
  3. Click Apply, then click Start to initiate the service.