Windows 10: Share files issue

Discus and support Share files issue in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am unable to share files on my PC. The feature used to work but currently something has changed. Any help is appreciated.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Alicia -Hg-, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Share files issue

    I am unable to share files on my PC. The feature used to work but currently something has changed. Any help is appreciated.

    Alicia -Hg-, Jun 11, 2019

  2. Windows 10 Sharing Issue

    Hi Ennycloe,

    There are several reasons why does other computers are unable to access your file from Windows 10. To make sure where this issue is coming from, we suggest that you run the built-in HomeGroup troubleshooter. Kindly follow the steps below:

    • Type troubleshooting on the Windows search box.
    • Click on View all which is located on the left pane.
    • Choose Home group and then Shared Folders.
    • Follow the on screen steps.

    Let us know the results from the troubleshooter.
    Janeane Cru, Jun 11, 2019


    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    • Have you made any changes on your PC?
    • Did you perform any Windows update recently?
    • Are you connected to Domain network?

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if that helps.

    1. To share files over file explorer refer the following

    2. Refer article for
      file sharing
      over a network.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking, Yes or No.

    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
    Sandeep_KM, Jun 11, 2019
  4. Share files issue

    File Sharing

    Hi Dwayne,

    The ability to share files within your homegroup can be set based on your preference in the HomeGroup settings. For us to identify if the file sharing issue is caused by the update or an option not being retained in the HomeGroup setting, we'd like to ask
    for additional details. Please answer the following:

    • Aside from installing an update, have you also made any recent changes to the HomeGroup settings?
    • What specific update have you installed before the file sharing stopped working? To check the Update history, follow these steps:
    • On the Search bar, type Settings.
    • Open the Settings app from the search result.
    • Click Update & security and check the Windows Update section.
    • Click the Update history link.
    • Have you already checked if the file and printer sharing is enabled in the
      Advanced sharing settings
      in the Control Panel?
    • What build and version of Windows 10 are you using?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried based on the threads that you've read?
    For initial troubleshooting, you can run the built-in troubleshooter for HomeGroup by following the steps below:

    • On the Search bar, type Troubleshoot.
    • Open the Control Panel from the search result.
    • Click View all and locate HomeGroup.
    • Click HomeGroup and follow the on-screen guide to run the troubleshooter.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Jennifer Cha, Jun 11, 2019

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