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How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

Date:2020-6-9 Author:Cordelia

There are always some files at work require multiple people to view or collaborate on, and it’s too much of a chore to transfer them to everyone. Instead, creating a shared folder over a LAN can be very convenient for everyone to store files and also view the documents uploaded by others. In this post, I will introduce how to set up network file sharing on Windows 10.

1.Hit the icon of Internet at the bottom-right corner of the taskbar, click Network & Internet settings for further settings. Alternately, you can click Start > Settings > Network & Internet to enter this page.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

2.Find Change your network settings in Status tab, then click Sharing options.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

3.Next, check Turn on network discovery, Turn on file and printer sharing under Private (current profile).

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

4.And check Turn off password protected sharing under All Networks. Hit Save changes to confirm the settings.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

5.Then, right-click the folder you want to share with others, choose Properties in the menu.

6.Switch to Sharing tab and hit Share… button.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

7.Click the arrow beside the choice box to choose Guest in the drop-down menu and hit Add, or directly enter guest and press [Enter] to add it.d

8.Click the small down-arrow and choose Read/Write as the Permission Level of Guest. Click Share to implement it. Then the folder will be shared, and you can click Done to finish the process.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

8.Then, click Advanced Sharing… in Share tab and check Share this folder. Hit OK to confirm it.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

9.Now, press the shortcuts [Windows+R], enter “cmd” in the textbox and press [Enter] to run the command.

10.Input “ipconfig” behind C:\Users\Administrator> and press [Enter] to find your IPv4 Address.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

11.Press [Windows+R] again, enter the IPv4 address with “\\” in front of it. Click OK or press [Enter] key directly, you’ll be directed to the shared files. Of course, you can enter it in the address bar of This PC or any local folder to find the shared files. And the steps are also applied to other people who wants to enter the shared files.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

12.To make it quick to find the shared files, you can click Pin to Quick access in Home tab. Thus the shared folder will be added to the list of Quick access.

How to Share Files with Others over a LAN in Windows 10

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