10 replies on How to share folders, files, and libraries with the network, in Windows

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks very much this helped me through my first networking experience.
    Very straight forward and informative, great job.


  2. Tim says:

    I’ve gone through all this dozens of times, still cannot view anything on my Windows 7 machine from my XP Laptop, or visa versa.

  3. jonaldinho says:

    what about sharing with workgroup?

    my linux on asus eeepc isnt seen when i go to folder>sharewith>specific ppl> my ubuntu doesnt appear in this list but is visible in explorer>network
    just putting it out there ill figure it out come back npost how idid it since this is such an old thread but i love these forums theyre a real help.much appreciated

  4. Guy says:

    Hello – how can I remove someone from the list of possible people in the “Share with” (right click) menu? For example, in the screengrab you show above, the seventutorials@live.com address, below “Homegroup (View and edit)” in the menu list.

    I’ve got an email address in there from what must be an old account (on a Win 8 PC), but I can’t for the life of me work out how to get rid of it. Thanks.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      That’s a good question. We will run some experiments and see if we can come up with an answer. If we do, we will publish an article.

  5. Chavo del 8 says:

    Ciprian, I know this is an old tutorial, but it is a good one. However, what can we do when the Sharing icons in Explorer (on Win 8.1) are greyed out for a shared USB drive connected to the network router (Netgear) via USB cable? Is there a work around for that?

  6. kristofjs says:

    I’m working on a network of 4 computers, 3 with W7 and one with W10. I’m trying to connect to the W10 computer, but so far I can only do that by sharing its folders with everyone. When I access it via the network from another computer, I’d like to see the window I see on a W7 computer which invites me to log in. How do I get that to happen?

  7. MikeH says:

    Hi, I’m using Win 10 trying to share files between a desktop and laptop. Choosing ‘give access to/ specific people/’ the dropdown on the Network access page only lists people with accounts on that device, and not the people with accounts on the other device (even though the other devices have been discovered in explorer. I’ve tried entering \MIKE-DESKTOPMIKE (and variations on this) but the error is user not found. I have to give access to everyone to get the file or folder seen on the other computer, which is not really desirable.

    Any suggestions would be welcome!

    thanks for you help

  8. Rusty says:

    Please add a paragraph describing how to let a machine running XP access shares on newer OS versions like 7, 8 & 10. Home groups seem to block access and setting the network type to ‘work’ doesn’t seem to help.

  9. Ralph V says:

    Is was a great . The only thing, I have a HP computer running windows 10. I have a Dell laptop running windows 10. I want my laptop to talk to the HP. What is the setup for this?

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