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Sharing Folders or Files with Others

File Explorer maintains a set of personal folders and options for everyone on your PC computer to make sure the contents of each user’s personal folders remain private. The contents of your personal folders are private, unless you decide to share the contents with others who use your PC computer or SkyDrive. If you want the other users to have access to shared files, you can place those files in a shared folder on your SkyDrive (New!) called the Public folder that users can access online. If you’re connected online, the files in the public folder are available to users. You can also share files from any folder on your PC computer that you want to designate as a shared folder to those connected to your network or Homegroup, a shared network. When you specify a shared folder, you can also set access permission levels for a person or group. If you no longer want to share a folder, you can stop sharing.

Share a File or Folders from the Public Folder on SkyDrive

  • yellow_1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • yellow_2.jpg Open the drive or folder containing the files or folders you want to share.
  • yellow_3.jpg Select the files or folders you want to share.
  • yellow_4.jpg In the Navigation pane, point to a folder list to display the expand and collapse arrows.
  • yellow_5.jpg Click or tap the arrow next to the SkyDrive (New!) to display the Public folder, and then click or tap the arrow next to the Public folder (if available) to display the Public subfolders.
  • yellow_6.jpg Drag the selected items onto the Public folder or subfolder where you want to share files.

Share or Unshare a Folder

  • yellow_1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • yellow_2.jpg Select the folders you want to share or unshare.
  • yellow_3.jpg Click or tap Specific people on the Share tab to set multiple options.

    • Share with options. Click or tap Homegroup (view) or Homegroup (view and edit) or a contact.
    • Unshare a folder. Click or tap the Stop sharing button.
  • yellow_4.jpg Do any of the following:

    • Type the name of the person with whom you want to share files, and then click or tap Add.
    • Click or tap the arrow to the right of the text box, click or tap the person’s name, and then click or tap Add.
  • yellow_5.jpg Click or tap the arrow next to the permission level for the person or group, and then select a sharing permission:

    • Read. Allows viewing only.
    • Read/Write. Allows viewing, adding, changing, and deleting all files.
    • Remove. Deletes the current permission setting.
  • yellow_6.jpg Click or tap Share, and then wait while Windows sets up sharing.

  • yellow_7.jpg If you want, click or tap the e-mail or copy link to notify people you have shared this folder and files.
  • yellow_8.jpg Otherwise, click or tap Done.

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