Share files in File Explorer

Applies to: Windows 10

Use an app to share

  • Select a file, go to the Share tab, and select Share. Choose how you want to send the file, then follow the process for that option.
    File Explorer with Share button

Use OneDrive

If you have OneDrive files saved on your PC, there are a couple ways you can share them from File Explorer:

  • Get a link you can share with anyone. Right-click (or press and hold) a OneDrive file or folder and select Share a OneDrive link. (If you're using OneDrive for Business, select Share, select Copy Link, then select Copy.) Now you can post the link wherever you like. 
    Share a OneDrive link from File Explorer
  • Email a link to just a few people. Right-click (or press and hold) the file, select More OneDrive sharing options > Invite people, then enter their email addresses. (If you're using OneDrive for Business, select Share, select an option from the drop-down list box, and select Apply. Then enter email addresses above the blue line and select Send.)

Send an email

  • If you have a desktop mail app installed, select your file, then select Share > Email to open a new message with the file attached.
    Share files in email from File Explorer

Share over a home network

To find out how to share files over a home network in Windows 10, read the following article:

Share in your workgroup or domain

To share files with people in your workgroup or domain:

  • Select the file or folder you want to share.
  • Go to the Share tab, and then in the Share with section, select Specific people.
  • Enter email addresses for the people you want to share the file with, select Add for each one, then select Share.

Share to a nearby device