Win Sharing files - Computer Definition
All Windows machines can be set up to share their files with other users on the network. You can make the entire hard disk sharable or you can select specific folders. To make a drive or folder sharable, do the following: Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 - Share a Drive 1. Launch Explorer. 2. Right click the drive icon. 3. Click Share with Advanced Sharing. 4. Click Advanced Sharing. 5. Check Share this folder. 6. To allow others to make changes, select Permissions. Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 - Share a Folder 1. Launch Explorer. 2. Right click the folder icon. 3. Click Share with Specific People. 4. Click the down arrow to the right of the blank field. 5. Select Guest and then Add. 6. To allow others to make changes, click Read and select Read/Write. Windows XP 1. Launch Explorer. 2. Right click the folder or the drive icon. 3. Click Sharing and Security. 4. Click Share this folder on the network. 5. To allow others to make changes, click Allow network users to change my files. 6. After finishing, your folder or drive icon will include a serving hand (see below).