Brief intro: A rough guide to sharing folders across a network (if you have two PCs and want to share files).

Applies to: Windows 10, when you have two or more PCs on the same local network (this is usually the case if both PCs are connected to the same broadband router either with a cable or over WiFi). If it doesn’t work (it’s a right pain to setup!) let me know and we’ll try and solve it!

An Inner Circle member has just asked how to share files between two PCs. This is my no-frills guide…

On the PC you have files you want to share:

  1. In File Explorer find the folder you want to share with the other PC
  2. Right-click on it and select “Give access to”  > “Specific people…”
  3. Type “everyone” in the top box and click “Add”
  4. Click “Share”
  5. Wait for it to do it’s magic (this can be really quick or really slow, you just have to wait it out!)
  6. Make a note of the address it gives you

On the other PC:

  1. open File Explorer.
  2. Type in the address in the address bar that we got at the end of the last set of steps.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. You might be asked for a username and password, this is the username and password from the PC you are sharing the files from (not the PC you are on).
  5. Or you might get a warning about “sharing not being turned on” it’s OK to turn this on.

There is a high chance this won’t work for loads of reasons if it doesn’t work drop us a note on the Clubroom and we’ll help you out.


Mike =)