Share Files on Local Network on Windows 11?


Folders with documents, pictures, videos, and other types of files could be shared to others on Windows 11 on a local network. This article introduces you the fast and easy way to share files/folders on local network on Windows 11, and the methods are still effective on Windows 10.

The express settings on Windows 11 could help you to share files and folders in the following steps:

Step 1: Click the document folder icon on the Taskbar to open windows 11File Explorer;

Step 2: Located to the files or folders you’re planning to share;

Step 3: Right click on the file/folder and choose Properties;

Step 4: In the Properties popup, choose Sharing tab;

Step 5: Click the Share button to start the sharing process;

How to Share Files on Local Network on Windows 11?

Step 6: Choose users or groups you need to share by clicking the drop-down menu; and then click Add;

How to Share Files on Local Network on Windows 11?

Step 7: Before starting to share, please note to set the sharing permissions for the folder’s content well. There are two modes:

  • Read (default): Users can only browse and open files without editing permissions;
  • Read/Write: Users can view, open, modify, and even delete the content in the shared folders;
How to Share Files on Local Network on Windows 11?

Step 8: Once the sharing permission is confirmed, click Share button to begin;

Step 9: Then please note to choose No, make the network that I am connected to a private network option (if applicable);

Step 10: The last thing you need to confirm is the folder’s network path that other users need to access the network’s content;

Step 11: Click Done and Close button to finish the files/folders sharing on local network on Windows 11.

When all the steps are done, others who have the permissions that you were allowed just now could access the files using a user and password from an account available in the destination or source computer from File Explorer > Network > Computer and opening the shared folder. But one thing should be confirmed that you’re all in the same local network.