How to Create a Network Folder in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

by Raphael Nikolai on November 6, 2011 and Revised on May 1, 2012

in TroubleShooting

Setting up a share network folder in Windows is easy.  This tutorial will show you in detail how to setup a network folder in windows. This post is divided according to your operating system. Please scroll down through the sections below according to your appropriate operating system.

Windows 7

To share a folder in Windows 7, all you need to do is right click on the folder that you need to share and click on “Properties“. Once you are on the properties window, click on the “Sharing” tab above the window and click share. You should then see the image below. If you are setting up a scanner of fax for digital filing or scanning/faxing to network folder then you should take note of your network path boxed in red and enter it to your device’s configuration area.

To make things simple, i would recommend that you use “Everyone” however you can always further customize sharing to specific users of your computer or network.

Make sure you set the proper permission level. If you are setting up the folder for network scanning of faxing then make sure you set the permissions to “Read/Write“.

Windows XP and Windows Vista

I have found a really good article on how to setup a shared folder in Windows XP and Vista so I will not be publishing it here. Instead, I will be referring you to this link.

I may have missed out something, so if you need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back at you as soon as I can.

  • Lamoree Internet Hub

    i can’t see any advance sharing option in my PC and i don’t have any option to choose everyone to share my files with… I still can’t access other PC’s files in my internet shop pls help me i would also like to attach a printscreen copy of the dialog box that is popping in my computer so you’ll be able to see what’s wrong with my PC.