How To Network Two Computers By Sharing Files from Windows to Windows
Connect the two computers with an Ethernet cable. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your two computers to one another.
. Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Make sure that you do this on the computer from which you’re sharing files.
Open Control Panel. Type in control panel, then click Control Panel when it appears at the top of the Start window.
Click Network and Internet. You’ll find this heading on the left side of the Control Panel window.
- If your Control Panel page has “Small icons” or “Large icons” written in the top-right corner, skip this step.
Click Network and Sharing Center. It’s in the middle of the page.
Click Advanced sharing settings. This link is in the upper-left corner of the window.
Turn on file sharing. Check the “Turn on file and printer sharing” box below the “File and printer sharing” heading in the middle of the page.
Share a folder. To do so:
- Go to the folder’s location in File Explorer.
- Select the folder that you want to share.
- Click the Share tab.
- Click Specific people…
- Select Everyone from the drop-down menu at the top of the window.
- Click Share
- Click Done
Open the other computer’s File Explorer. Click the File Explorer icon, or open Start and click there.
Click your first computer’s name. You’ll find it below the Network heading on the left side of the File Explorer window.
- You may have to scroll down to find this option.
Copy the shared folder onto your second computer. Click the folder that you want to copy, press Ctrl+C, go to a folder in which you want to store it, and press Ctrl+V.