Advertisements

How to Share a Folder in Windows 10 (3 Methods)

-

|

Introduction

This guide demos how to share folder in windows 10. It covers 3 methods.

Options to Share Folder in Windows 10

This guide covers how you can share folder in Windows 10:

  • From Folder Properties
  • With Command Prompt (Net Share Command)
  • With PowerShell (New-SmbShare Cmdlet)
Advertisements


1
Share Folder in Windows 10 From Folder Properties

This is the easiest way to share folder in Windows 10 is from Folder Properties, Sharing tab.

Here are the steps:

  • Right-click the folder you want to share and select Properties.
How to Share Folder in Windows 10 From Folder Properties
  • When the folder properties opens, click the Sharing tab.
How to Share Folder in Windows 10 From Folder Properties
  • From the Sharing tab, you have two options: Click Share or Advanced Sharing. For this guide I will demo how to share a folder with Advanced Sharing options. Click Advanced Sharing.
How to Share Folder in Windows 10 From Folder Properties
  • When Advanced Sharing opens, check Share this folder. You can then modify the share name or accept the default name.
  • To modify the share permission, click Permissions.

2
Share Folder with Command Prompt (NET SHARE Command)


Another method to share folder is by using a command prompt.

Here are the steps:

  • Logon to the computer you wish to share the folder. Then search for cmd and open Command Prompt.
  • At command prompt, type the command below. Then press enter.
NET SHARE sharename=drive path

Change

sharename to the name you wish to give the share.
drive path to the full path to the folder you want to share in the computer

Here is a real example for this demo.

NET SHARE SalesUsers="E:\Sales Users"
Share Folder with Command Prompt
  • To confirm that the last command shared the folder, open File Explorer. Then type the following:
\\ComputerName

Here is an example for my demo. All shared folders on that computer is listed, including the SalesUsers share from our last command!

The demo in this section shared the folder with the default options. To read more about other options available in this command, click Net share.

3
Share Folder in Windows 10 with PowerShell (New-SmbShare Cmdlet)

Advertisements


You can use the New-SmbShare PowerShell Cmdlet to share a folder.

Here are the steps

  • Type powershell in the search bar. Then click Windows PowerShell.
  • At PowerShell command prompt, type this command. Then press enter.
New-SmbShare -Name "ShareName" -Path "Full Folder Path"

Change:

ShareName to the name you wish to give the share
Full Folder Path to the path of the folder on the local computer

Here is an actual command for this demo:

New-SmbShare -Name "IT Admins" -Path "E:\IT Admins"
  • To confirm that the last command shared the folder, open File Explorer. Then type the following:
 \\ComputerName 

Here is an example for my demo. All shared folders on that computer is listed, including the IT Admins share from the PowerShell command!

For more options to share a folder with PowerShell read New-SmbShare PowerShell Cmdlet.

Conclusion

It is that simple to share a folder. Though the demo in this guide is for Windows 10, all the methods discussed can be used to share folders in Server 2016.

Have a question or comment? Use the “Leave a Reply” form found at the end of this page.

For more Windows guides visit our Windows How To page.


LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

LATEST DEALS

Exclusive Student Offer_Save 10% on selected Surface devices

FEATURED POSTS

How to Change Administrator Name in Windows 10 (4 Methods)

How to Change Administrator Name in Windows 10

Introduction This guide demos how to change administrator name in Windows 10. There could be...
How to Setup WhatsApp Auto Reply in an Android Phone

How to Setup WhatsApp Auto Reply in an Android Phone

Introduction This guide demos how to setup Whatsapp auto reply in an Android phone. Steps...
How to Set Out of Office Auto Reply in Outlook, Outlook.com and Gmail

How to Set Out of Office Auto Reply in Outlook, Outlook.com and Gmail

Introduction This guide demos how to set out of office auto reply in Outlook, Outlook.com and Gmail.
How to Take Ownership of Folder in Windows 10

How to Take Ownership of Folder in Windows 10 (2 Methods)

Introduction This guide demos 2 methods to take ownership of folder in Windows 10. Options to...
How to Install Windows Server 2019 from USB

How to Install Windows Server 2019 from USB

Introduction This guide demos how to install Windows Server 2019 from USB. Steps to Install...

TRENDING POSTS

Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Connection an Internal Error Has Occurred [Fixed]

Introduction I recently received the error message "Remote Desktop Connection an Internal Error Has Occurred". It was strange because...

Find My Samsung: Register and Use Samsung Find my Mobile

Introduction Ever wondered how you could find your Samsung phone if you lost it? Find my Samsung or Samsung...
What is the Difference Between PowerShell and CMD?

Windows Powershell vs CMD: Differences and Similarities

Introduction This short guide compares Windows PowerShell vs CMD (Windows command prompt). I will cover the history and nature...
Spotify No Longer Supports this Version of Microsoft Edge

Spotify No Longer Supports this Version of Microsoft Edge [Fixed]

Introduction When you open Spotify web player on Microsoft Edge, you may receive the error message "Spotify No Longer...
Windows 10 Won't Boot

Windows 10 Won’t Boot With Black Screen? 3 Ways to Fix It

Why Won't Windows 10 Boot Up? If your Windows 10 stops with a black screen, the first question in...

ADVERTISEMENTS

TRENDING POSTS

Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Connection an Internal Error Has Occurred [Fixed]

Introduction I recently received the error message "Remote Desktop Connection an Internal Error Has Occurred". It was strange because...

Find My Samsung: Register and Use Samsung Find my Mobile

Introduction Ever wondered how you could find your Samsung phone if you lost it? Find my Samsung or Samsung...
What is the Difference Between PowerShell and CMD?

Windows Powershell vs CMD: Differences and Similarities

Introduction This short guide compares Windows PowerShell vs CMD (Windows command prompt). I will cover the history and nature...
Spotify No Longer Supports this Version of Microsoft Edge

Spotify No Longer Supports this Version of Microsoft Edge [Fixed]

Introduction When you open Spotify web player on Microsoft Edge, you may receive the error message "Spotify No Longer...
Windows 10 Won't Boot

Windows 10 Won’t Boot With Black Screen? 3 Ways to Fix It

Why Won't Windows 10 Boot Up? If your Windows 10 stops with a black screen, the first question in...

BEST OF ITECHGUIDES

remove login password in Windows 10

How to Remove Login Password in Windows 10

Introduction Want to remove login password in windows 10? You are not alone! Apparently, a reasonable...
preparing to configure windows stuck

How to Fix Windows 10 Stuck at “Preparing To Configure Windows..”

Introduction Here is how this plays out: Windows update notifies you of available updates. You download and install them....
How to Make a Line Graph in Google Sheets

How to Make a Line Graph in Google Sheets

Introduction You can represent your data visually using a line graph in Google Sheets. This guide demonstrates how to...
Active Directory FSMO Roles

Active Directory FSMO Roles Explained

Introduction This article offers a simplified explanation of the 5 Active Directory FSMO (pronounced "FisMO") roles.
Skype can't connect

How to Fix Skype Can’t Connect Error on Windows 10

Introduction If you receive "Skype Can't Connect" Error on Windows 10, it may be caused by a number of...

RECENT POSTS

C:\G-Drive\Work Tools\Products Portal\1. New Business\2. Content Sites\1. iTechGuides.com\Posts\1. HOW TO\Microsoft\MS Office\Microsoft Word\how to add more rows to a table in word

How to Add More Rows to a Table in Word and Google Docs

Introduction This guide demos how to add more rows to a table in Word. It also has a...
How to Create a Bar Chart in Excel and Google Sheets

How to Create a Bar Chart in Excel and Google Sheets

Introduction This guide demos how to create a bar chart in Excel and Google Sheets. A bar chart is...
How to Change Administrator Name in Windows 10 (4 Methods)

How to Change Administrator Name in Windows 10

Introduction This guide demos how to change administrator name in Windows 10. There could be...
How to Create a Pie Chart in Excel and Google Sheets

How to Create a Pie Chart in Excel and Google Sheets

Introduction This guide demos how to create a pie chart in Excel and Google Sheets. A pie chart is...

iTechGuides’ Top 10 Online Games

The gaming world is getting bigger day by day. Many people are getting engaged to play online games worldwide.

How to Open Local Security Policy in Windows 10 (5 Methods)

Introduction This guide demos how to open local security policy in Windows 10. Options to...

How to Change Network from Public to Private in Windows 10

Introduction This guide demos 2 methods to change network from public to private in Windows 10.
How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for Dell or HP Laptop

How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for Dell or HP Laptop

Introduction This guide demos how to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 for a Dell or HP laptop.

How to Change Account Picture in Windows 10 (2 Methods)

Introduction This guide demos 2 methods to change account picture in Windows 10. Windows 10...
How to Create Xbox Live Account

How to Create Xbox Live Account (2 Methods)

Introduction This guide demos 2 methods to create Xbox Live account. Options to Create Xbox...

ADVERTISEMENTS

MUST READ

how to move columns in excel

How to Move Columns to Rows and Rows to Columns in Excel

Introduction If you receive some Excel data in columns, you can easily move the columns to rows in Excel...
windows server 2016 recovery mode

2 Ways to Boot Windows Server 2016 to Recovery Mode

Introduction You can boot Windows Server 2016 Recovery Mode in two ways: Without installation media...
avast vpn

Avast VPN: How to Install, Setup and Stay Safe Online

What is Avast Secureline VPN? Avast VPN is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) software that allows you to...
5 Easy Ways to Open Command Prompt in Windows 10

5 Easy Ways to Open Command Prompt in Windows 10

Introduction This guide demos 5 methods to open command prompt in Windows 10. Options to Open...
Windows defender blocked by Group Policy

Windows Defender Blocked by Group Policy [Fixed]

Introduction If you receive the error message Windows Defender is blocked by group policy, your computer may have been...

LATEST DEALS

Exclusive Student Offer_Save 10% on selected Surface devices

By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions