How to Enable or Disable Public Folder sharing in Windows 11

Public folder sharing in Windows 11 is a feature 11 that allows you to share files folders with other users on your computer, or on the same computer network.

Any file or folder you place in a public folder is automatically shared with the people who access your public folders.

Public folders contain subfolders to help you organize the folders. These folders do not contain files until you or other people using your computer add files to them. The folders are organized by content type and become visible only when you enable the public folder sharing feature.

How to Enable or Disable Public Folder sharing in Windows 11

To get started, open the Control Panel. Then click Network and Internet, and then Network and sharing Centre.

After that, click “Change advanced sharing settings” in the upper left corner.

Change advanced sharing settings

Since it is about public folders, the “Turn on public folder sharing” feature is located under the “All networks” profile.

Click on “Turn on sharing so that everyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders” to enable the function.

It is already said but, anyone with network access can read and write files in these public folders.

Turn on public sharing in Windows 11

The public folders are located on your Windows 11 computer in the following location.

Open File Explorer and go to the folder C:\Users\Public folder. In the public folder are several folders for specific file types. You can place files or folders in these filetype folders and share them across your network with everyone that has access to your network with any device.

Public folders in Windows 11

I hope this guide has helped you to enable or disable public folder sharing in Windows 11. Thank you for reading!

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