How to share folders in Windows via SMB

This is the easiest and fastest way to create an SMB share in Windows

Prerequisites: File and Printer Sharing must be enabled (

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 3 minutes

Expected Outcome: You will be able to access your shared folder from other devices on the network

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Browse to a folder you want to share
    1. Right click (sometimes a two-finger click on laptop trackpads) on the folder and click Properties
    2. In the Properties window click on the Sharing tab then Advanced Sharing
    3. In the Advanced Sharing window check Share this folder then click Apply

      Your folder is now shared