How to quickly share files, photos and links on Windows 10

Windows 10 makes it easy to share files, photos, and links with others.

Although starting with version 1803 (April 2018 Update), Windows 10 no longer supports HomeGroup, but it is still possible to share files with others using the Share experience.

Unlike HomeGroup, Windows 10 sharing experience provides a simple interface for sending files, links, photos and more to other users on the same network as with everyone on the internet using File Explorer, Microsoft Edge. or any app that includes the Windows 10 Share Icon.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn easy steps to share files, photos, and web links with others using Windows 10’s built-in Sharing experience.

How to use Share experience on Windows 10

On Windows 10, to share files, pictures, and web links, use these steps:

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the files you want to share.
  3. Select files to share.
  4. Click the Share tab.
  5. Click the Share button.

  6. Choose a contact, nearby device, or app.

  7. Continue with the instructions on the screen to share files.

When you have completed the steps, the files will be sent to the person or device you specified.

In the steps outlined above, we focus on file sharing using File Explorer but you can also invoke the same experience to send photos and web link by clicking the Share button when viewing the image with the app. Photo or click the Share buttonfrom the Microsoft Edge toolbar.

If you’re trying to send files to another computer using Nearby sharing, keep in mind that both devices must be running Windows 10 version 1803 or higher. Additionally, both devices must have a Bluetooth adapter andNearby sharing turned on,and they must be connected to the same network.

Using Share experience, you can send one or more files, but you can’t share folders. If you have to send the folder to someone else, it’s best to create a zip folder, then send the zipped content using the Share button.