How to Share Files with Others in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to share files with others in Windows 10.

There are several ways one can share files with others in Windows. You can use File Explorer to share file, OneDrive and via Email.

Whether you want to share file with your mom, grandma or someone across the globe, Windows makes it easy to do that.

For student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

Windows 10 has grown into one of the best operating systems, years after its release and is used by millions of users around the world.

To get started with sharing files, use the methods below:

Share files via OneDrive

One way to share files with someone who is not directly connected to your home network or office is via OneDrive.

To share with OneDrive, select a file, go to the Share tab, and select Share.

If you’re sharing via OneDrive, there are a couple ways you can share them from File Explorer:

Get a link you can share with anyone. Right-click (or press and hold) a OneDrive file or folder and select Share.

Now you can post the link wherever you like to the people you want to share with.

You can also share the file, then enter their email addresses of the people you want to share with and select Send.

Share via Email

If you have a desktop mail app installed, select your file, then select Share > Email to open a new message with the file attached.

Share over Network

To share files with people in your workgroup or domain follow the steps below:

  1. Select the file or folder you want to share.
  2. Go to the Share tab, and then in the Share with section, select Specific people.
  3. Enter email addresses for the people you want to share the file with, select Add for each one, then select Share.

That should do it!


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