Tips to share a folder using a Windows-based computer

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Once you change the Workgroup name of your computers/laptops, you can activate sharing on the folders you want to share within your network. In case you have changed your Workgroup name or don’t know how to do it, please read our blog tips to change the Workgroup name of a Windows-based computer to share files, created by our professional Linksys router support team.

 

In case, you’ve already changed the name, proceed with the below steps recommended by Linksys router support professionals.

 

Steps to be followed:

In this article our Linksys technical support team has created different steps as the Operating Systems (OS) you are using. Choose your OS and get started.

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If you are using Windows 8/10:

  • Step 1: Right-click on the folder you want to share and click Properties
  • Step 2: Select Sharing and then click the Advanced Sharing button
  • Step 3: Click the Share this folder box.  Click Apply, OK then Close
  • Step 4: You can now proceed to the File Sharing steps

 

If you are using Windows 7/Vista:

  • Step 1: Right-click on the folder you want to share and click Properties
  • Step 2: Select Sharing and then click the Advanced Sharing… button
  • Step 3: Click the Share this folder box.  Click Apply, OK then Close
  • Step 4: You can now proceed to the File Sharing steps

 

If you are using XP:

  • Step 1: Right-click on the folder you want to share and click Properties
  • Step 2: Select Sharing and click the Share this folder option
  • Step 3: Click Apply then OK
  • Step 4: You can now go for File Sharing steps

 

*Important Note: While following the above steps as per your Operating Systems, make sure you have a minimum level of security on your antivirus package. If the security is too tight, you may face issue while communicating with other computers in your network.
In case, you come across any issue with regards to this topic, you can get in touch with our Linksys router support experts on our Linksys technical support toll free number at 1888-479-2017. Icognix.net has a certified Linksys router support team that specializes in handling all type of router related issues and resolving it in the least possible time.

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