Note: Support for SharePoint Workspace 2010 ended on October 13, 2020. If you are using this product for SharePoint sync, we recommend that you migrate to OneDrive. For more information, see Which OneDrive app?
A shared folder is a special type of workspace that enables you to share the contents of a folder in your Windows file system across all computers on which you have your account, and with other users by invitation.
When you invite people to join a shared folder, they select a folder for sharing on their computers. All members of a shared folder have access to its contents (files and subfolders).