Tips to quickly share data right from File Explorer on Windows 10

Discover 4 quick data sharing options from File Explorer on Windows 10.

File Explorer on Windows 10 although there are not too many changes compared to the version on previous Windows operating systems, in general, Microsoft still has minor updates to help users easily share data quickly when needed.

This article will suggest readers 4 options for quick sharing of data from the File Explorer itself on Windows 10, we invite readers to consult.

1. Use the Share feature in File Explorer

The first will be the option to use the Share feature in File Explorer. To activate, navigate to the folder or file you need and click the Share tab on the File Explorer menu bar.

Next click on the Share option in the expanded menu of the Share tab.

Then, the sharing form selection window will appear, there will be options to share to the nearest contacts, via Bluetooth or use the data sharing applications installed on the system like OneNote and Mail.

In addition, the Share menu in File Explorer also allows users to quickly send data via Email or compress it with ZIP format if desired. Generally depending on the file format, File Explorer provides you with a way to share accordingly.

2. Use OneDrive

OneDrive is deeply integrated into Windows 10, so linking it to File Explorer is obvious, and so you have a choice to quickly share data when needed. Specific usage is as follows.

Right-click the file to share and select “Move to OneDrive”.

Then the file will be automatically moved to the folder OneDrive and Windows will sync it to your Microsoft account. Now to start sharing, right-click on the file and select “Share a OneDrive link”.

Windows will initiate and copy the available clipboard file link for you.

And the rest of your work is simply right-click and select Paste to paste the link where you want to share the file.

If you want more sharing options from OneDrive, select “More OneDrive Sharing Options”.

Then the web browser will open and access the file in your OneDrive account, along with the sharing options window that will appear for you to choose to use.

3. Share via local network

Although since October 2018, the Homegroup feature has been removed in Windows 10, but you can still use it through the Share in File Explorer feature. Therefore, you can share data with everyone in the home network by the following way.

Right-click the file you need to work with and select Give Access To> Specific People.

On the new window that appears, click on the drop-down menu and select Everyone. Also, if you know user login information on your network, you can choose Create a New User and enter the information.

Of course, you should enable the feature that lets everyone on the network see your computer as the network address to access by going to Settings> Network and Internet> Wi-Fi> Manage Known Networks> [Wi-name Fi]> Properties and tick the Private option.

4. Using other cloud storage services

Finally, if you install and use other cloud storage services on Windows like Google Drive and Dropbox, most will integrate into File Explorer quick upload and share options for you to use. All you need to do is right-click on the file to share and choose the command with the cloud storage service icon you are using.

Hope the article will be useful for you.