How to share files in File Explorer on Windows 10

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.

Where to find the Share button in File Explorer on Windows 10

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.

    How to share a file via Microsoft OneDrive on Windows 10

  • 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.)

Learn more about how to share OneDrive files and folders

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.

How to share a file via email on Windows 10

Share over a home network

To find out how to share files over a home network in Windows 10, see File sharing over a network in Windows 10.

Share in your workgroup or domain

To share files with people in your workgroup or domain:

  1. Select the file or folder you want to share.

  2. Go to the Share tab, and then in the Share with section, select Specific people.

  3. 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

Nearby sharing in Windows 10 lets you share documents, photos, links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. For more, see Share things with nearby devices in Windows 10

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