Windows 10 has a useful feature that allows you to share files and folders with other users on your local network. The problem occurs when you have previously shared too many files and folders and lost the shared files account. Below we show you how to easily share files with others and how to view your previously shared files and folders in Windows 10.
Sharing files with specific people
To share a file with specific people, open the file manager and find the file you want to share. Hover over the “Grant Access” option and when a new window appears on the left, select “Certain People.”
A new window will appear asking you to enter the names of the people you want to share the file with. After clicking OK, the names will appear next to the owners, but in the drop-down menu in the “Authorization Level” column.
Click it and choose whether you want to give them read-only or read / write access. If you ever want to remove someone from the sharing list, there is also an option. Click the path to the file you want to use, whether private or public.
View shared files in Windows 10 using RUN
To view shared files, press Win and R To open the RUN screen. Type
fsmgmt.msc and click Accept. A new window will appear showing all the files you have shared.
How to view shared Windows 10 files using PowerShell
To open PowerShell, type the first letters of the search option, and it should appear automatically. When it opens, type:
After pressing the Enter key, you will see a list of all shared files. Your shared files will appear in the same location as mine, as shown below.
How to share Windows 10 files from the command line
You can also use a command prompt to view your shared files. There are several ways to open a command prompt: you can either retrieve it from the search bar or press a button Win and R key and type
When the command prompt opens, type the command:
Press enter. Shared files appear automatically.
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Remembering shared files can be difficult, especially if you work with others. If you belong to a large group, you may have uploaded a large number of files and you need to remember whether or not you sent an important file. As you can see, there are a few quick ways to view shared files. What method are you going to stick to?