File Sharing Over A Network in Windows 10

File Sharing Over A Network in Windows 10

How to share folders without HomeGroups and password in Windows 10

This is a real simple way of sharing movies, documents, photos or whatever you want on your home network.

With HomeGroup feature removed from Windows 10, this is the quick and easy way to share data in folders, computers and hard drive on your home network.

So just follow my step by step guide on How to set up file sharing in Windows 10. I will show you How to enable network discovery and configure network sharing options in Windows 10.

If you want to share your printer on your home network with other computers or devices, then you will need to enable file and printer sharing, because I am on my home network, I disable password protected sharing, this makes it easier for people on your home network to see your computer and access your files, so this will be Windows 10 file sharing without password.

So follow my steps and you will be able to share any folder without password in Windows 10

So if you want to learn How to share a folder or hard drive on your home network

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This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. M Speck

    I can never go wrong Britec. Solid advice everytime!!!

  2. Sadman Sakib

    I have been looking for this like forever. If I search on google it points to stupid article about how to install a router or a tutorial which is 10 pages long and overcomplicated. Thanks a ton for this great tutorial.

  3. Keenan Quinn

    Dude you killed it, most simple server setup ever. Working fully set up in 5 min

  4. Robert Freeman

    why is windows 10 such a nightmare now. I remember setting up home networks on XP, Vista, 7 and it was always a breeze. Take a casual break, come back to Win 10, and pull my damn hair out.

  5. Rafael

    Followed the instructions but when I do it on a certain file, the file that is on the network is my whole profile. HELP!

  6. Sam P

    Awesome instructions, so easy to follow. Thank you for explaining it like you would to a 6 year old, I haven't been able to understand file sharing any other way!

  7. Jim Allen

    sorry but this does not work on WIn10home keeps asking for passwords and network credentials on the 'slave computer' shpws master on the slave but won't permit acess

  8. count69

    Why are the 'Network Options' found under 'Status'? I would never in a million years think of looking in 'Status' to set up network and file sharing! I'm new to Windows 10 and it's sloppy interface is seriously driving me mad and soaking up my productivity! Thank you for the vid!

  9. P S

    I wanna know the movies listed in all the genres, Britec

  10. Brlliant! thanks. now how can i do the same to my main PC with my laptop outside the house? thanks in advance!

  11. j c

    Finally !!! the best in the whole internet here !!

  12. Me Myself & I

    I've tried everything,but your guide works perfectly. Thank you so much!!God bless you😊

  13. itooth itooth

    I have set up my network to try and share files, etc. over my LAN. Simply between my desktop and laptop. My LAN is connected to a NAS. I would like to share specifically my desktop files with my laptop and visa/versa. After the set up both my laptop and desktop do not "see" each other on the LAN. Is it because I have a NAS that I am having problems with this? I can I fix it?
    Thanks in advance.

  14. Lucas Madden

    Thank you so much, it was the last bit that i couldn't figure out, simply type in the pahway. You've just allowed a community workshop the ability to put its workflow through the roof! Thanks mate, thanks so much!

  15. Wery good video, thanks but what the hell am I doing wrong??? I can se what I'm sharing on all my 3 pc's after typing \localhost . I can se pc's names on network but after clicking on any one of them system is asking for password. It is happening on all computers. I have checked everything many times, password sharing is off as well. What I'm I missing?

  16. John Paul Buce

    didnt work, the second laptop doesnt detect the first laptop, i need to transfer 21gb of music but this second laptop doesnt have ethernet port for some reason, i hate laptops for real

  17. cdenver

    I tried to post a lengthily comment on how to fix it and the uploader keeps deleting it, FU*K YOU! Took me ages typing that!

  18. Gavin Caventer

    is there any way to share with some on another computer on the same network thanks

  19. I have 2 pc's both Windows 10. I can see pc2 from pc1 and vise versa. I can acces pc 1 from pc 2, but when I want to access pc2 from pc1 it says Windows cannot access \Jazz (pc1). You do not have permission to access \Jazz. What can I do to get permission and so access?

  20. Ankit Badani

    I extended my WiFi router range with my old router, and I have two PCs that are connected to different routers via LAN cable. So, how to share files and folders using LAN cable or wireless network?

  21. Alexo K

    I’m looking to create a “shared folder” with a colleague of mine who works remotely (i.e. a folder easy to navigate via file explorer). I simply want a folder called “Z: [Business Name]” where we each can access/add/modify files via file explorer and have them stored locally on each of our laptops for indexing. 2 Quick Questions:

    -Question #1): Since my colleague works remotely, can he still access the shared drive on the network (he's in a different location)?

    -Question #2) I just purchased two licenses for one drive for business (standard), but is this best solution to accomplish my goal?

    Side Note: I’d prefer not have all our company information “in the cloud,” but I’d be open to onedrive just for backing up data (although we can probably do this locally – we both have a lot of data – or maybe via an external hard drive?)

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