Windows 10 allows you to share resources such as files, folders, devices and drives with other users on the same network. Windows 10 provides some of the advanced sharing features such as permission control which lets you to customize the permission criteria. We are going to let you know about sharing different resources (data, devices and drives) of one PC with others on the same network.
How To Share Resources (Files And Folders) With Others On Same Network In Windows 10
Right click on the file or folder which you want to share on the network and click on Properties.
The Network Properties windows will appear. Click on Sharing tab and you can notice Share button under Network File and Folder Sharing option. Click on it to share the specified file or folder on the network.
Note: The network path is given from where you can access the shared resources.
On the next pop up window, open the drop down menu by clicking on arrow, select the user to whom you want to share file or folder and hit Add button. To initiate sharing on the whole common network, select Everyone from the list.
Finally, hit Share button. You have successfully done the sharing of file or folder.
How To Share Resources (Files And Folders) With Others Using Advanced Sharing Option
You can share your specified file or folder with multiple users on the same time and even set the permission to access it. In short, advanced sharing option lets you to customize the way of sharing data and control the accessibility simultaneously.
Back to the Network Properties window, hit the Advanced Sharing button.
On the Advanced Sharing window, check mark the Share this folder option and then set the value under the option “limit the number of simultaneous user to” as per your need.
You can add or remove the users with whom you share the data by using Add or Remove button appearing on the window. Click Permissions button to control the accessing of that shared file or folder.
Select the user or group, check mark the toggle options of permissions as per requirements and click Apply, OK to implement changes and finish the process.
How To Share Resources (Devices) With Others On Same Network In Windows 10
Sharing the devices such as Printer and Scanner are common in this era of networking as it is not preferable to use separate resources at each desk due to the high cost. So sharing the resources is the best option for cost effectiveness. Let’s discuss the process of sharing devices on the network.
Launch the Control Panel of Windows 10 PC, click Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
Suppose you want to share the Samsung Printer which is displaying in the list of devices. Right click on it and select Printer properties option.
On the Printer properties window, click on Sharing tab and check mark the option of Share this printer. You can change the sharing name of the printer under Share name option.
Click Apply button to implement changes and OK to complete the process and close the window.
How To Share Drives (C: , D: and so on) With Others On Same Network In Windows 10
Sharing full drives of your Windows 10 PC is pretty easy as to share a single file or folder with others on the same network. It helps you to share large amount of data at once instead of sharing in chunks. To share the drives, follow the below given process:
Open the Windows Explorer on your PC. Right click on the drive which you want to share on the network. Tap the Properties option.
On the next window, click on sharing tab and then hit Advanced Sharing button.
Now follow the same process as we discussed in the previous section (sharing files or folders with others using advanced sharing option) of this blog post.
After completing the process of sharing, you can see a symbol appearing on the shared drive or drives.
Now you can take the advantage of sharing feature of Microsoft Windows and share different files, folders, devices and drives on the network using simple method. In case you face any problem, let us know via comments.