Windows 10 file sharing permission can come handy when it comes to collaboration and remote access to folders at the workplace, in college or at home. However, this feature is restricted to computers on the same network. Also, the user intending to share the folder ought to be signed in as the administrator account of the computer.
The following guide will show you how to go about this file sharing on windows 10;
Log in to your computer while ensuring that you are the administrator. Left click on the specific folder that you want to share.
Right click on the specific folder that you intend to share and click on the properties button.
At the top row tabs, navigate to the sharing tab.
At this point you have the option of sharing the folder to a specific user or everyone by clicking drop down menu followed by the add button.
On clicking on the share button, a dialogue box will pop up prompting you to turn on the network discoverability for shared content. Click on ‘Yes, turn on Network discovery and file sharing for all public networks’
A link portraying the directory to access the shared folder on the network will appear at this stage.
An alternative means of file sharing is by clicking the advanced sharing button under the sharing tab after following all the aforementioned procedure.
In order to activate the limit number of simultaneous users that can access the shared folder, click on the ‘share this folder’ check box.
The comments section allows you to offer full control to the folder, editorial rights or simply read only privileges.
Windows 10 file sharing option also has the ability to generate a file sharing list. Once you are satisfied with all the file sharing configurations, click on OK to accept the made changes.
Now you know how to share your files for collaboration in windows 10 computers within the same network.