How to share files between computers?

Issue: Hello! I have been working in a quite big place with many computers and having the need for data transfers frequently. The idea of connecting a USB every time does not sound attractive. What other options do I have?

Solved Answer

We all know that you can place files, documents, and folders on computer systems by plugging a USB device[1] or placing a CD/DVD into the disk zone. However, this works only if you have some time and if you have two computers next to you. If you have been running into a lack of time, then remotely connecting to another computer might be a time saver.

Additionally, file transfer by using the same networks to place the same data on multiple computers is a very handy feature that is used in many workplaces. If there are more than a couple of employees, it would be time-waisting to plug-in USB drives into multiple machines and maybe even difficult if it is a big office with more than one floor.

If you can ease your work, why shouldn't you do that? Below we have provided four easy ways how to get your data folders and files onto other computers for multiple contacts and even how to view other's files/documents on the desktop directly. Go ahead, view all the given methods and choose the one that seems most comfortable for you.

Sharing files between computersSharing files between computers remotely is a handy feature that is comfortable to use in big companies

How to share files between computers?

Way 1. File transferring via email account

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This is an easy way that allows you to transfer files to your friends via email account. If you do not know how to do that and what to learn everything about it, continue by going through the following guiding steps:

  • Right-click the component that you are willing to transfer.
  • Choose the option that says “Share”.
  • Then, a small Share window will open and you will be provided with your email contact list. Share files between PCsShare folders and data by using email
  • Also, you can select Find more people if you want to see a wider list of contacts.
  • Choose the people you want to deliver the file/document to.
  • You can now edit the email message if you want.
  • Then, click the Send button. That's it!

Way 2. Use the “Nearby Sharing” feature

To share files with your friends or relatives, you have to enable the “Nearby Sharing” function first. You can complete this task by carrying out these steps:

  • Go to Windows search and type “Settings”.
  • Launch the Settings window and click on System.
  • Afterward, opt for Shared experiences.
  • Then, locate Nearby Sharing and turn the switch that is placed next to it to “On”.
  • Now you should set Everyone nearby. Transfer files remotelyTransfer files by using "Nearby Sharing"

Once you are done and the “Nearby Sharing” feature has been activated, continue sharing your files and documents via File Explorer:

  • Go to Windows search and find File Explorer.
  • Then, right-click the component you want to deliver and choose Sharing.
  • All available machines will be listed below the Find more people section.
  • Select the computer you want to transfer the file to.
  • When a small notification window appears, opt for Save & Open or just Save (for a faster sharing process).

Way 3. Employ LAN File Sharing service

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This variant is especially suitable for computer users who are interested not in sharing files and folders but remotely viewing all these components on another person's computer directly. For this purpose, you can download a free LAN file sharing app on your Windows computer system. You can try using an app from here. Just launch the downloading/installing process and you will see that the application is very easy to use for even a regular or less-experienced computer user.

Way 4. Use Cloud services for transporting files and documents

Another handy way to transport data to other users is by using Cloud services[2] on Windows. You can share documents and folders to any type of Windows application that is based on Google Drive[3] or OneDrive services:

  • Right-click the component you are willing to share.
  • Opt for the Share feature.
  • Then, the Share window will open and you will be provided with an entire list of Windows applications.
  • Select the OneDrive one. Share files with othersShare data with other people by using OneDrive
  • Wait for the app to launch and select Add to include the file/document to your OneDrive account.
  • The person on the other computer should launch the OneDrive app, right-click the file and choose Download.

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