Stuck on creating shared network folder

Aleksander 0 Reputation points
2023-05-03T12:30:23.3833333+00:00

Hi

I am trying to create a shared folder on a PC on our office network but the process gets stuck.

I posted this earlier on https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/creating-a-shared-folder-takes-forever/e88dcf84-6d68-47b8-8517-559e1c282be7 but was told this was the right place to ask this type of question.

How i did it
create a new folder

[Image

](https://filestore.community.support.microsoft.com/api/images/38e7ceab-b117-4263-9f3f-fb810079a67d?upload=true&fud_access=wJJIheezUklbAN2ppeDns8cDNpYs3nCYjgitr%2bfFBh2dqlqMuW7np3F6Utp%2fKMltnRRYFtVjOMO5tpbpW9UyRAwvLeec5emAPixgq9ta07Dgnp2aq5eJbnfd%2fU3qhn54ZKTJs7KXKthePnPdQTI60IIp36RGxon%2f5DGUxOJST%2b3irsHA00LuFpZ7NExr7YqCMIsEPHi030sp2X2wwHjHnqcyWqXtBnAGKsz5VX39jhdIb%2bDnj2mbnEX9Ea%2bYOkhI1o0mCIj3KZkbaAsrQcQBm36GmrWdX2gLzY4%2bg3%2fKH43mQzac2bCX2OIClVKlUwCKaKZYIIyG%2bgFfIbM5VGoiPe85RDovsjLEYyUpHUhHDAaQBOoYhQ0rq1YA6OtkOQ%2fh28y7b8RLw9tlwRMkEDsW2ZCTQFtiyj9tP8l0HigxjY8%3d)

Right click the folder and go to properties and under sharing tab click share

[Image

](https://filestore.community.support.microsoft.com/api/images/0c44fb26-68ee-4242-8ac1-3245909ab4e4?upload=true&fud_access=wJJIheezUklbAN2ppeDns8cDNpYs3nCYjgitr%2bfFBh2dqlqMuW7np3F6Utp%2fKMltnRRYFtVjOMO5tpbpW9UyRAwvLeec5emAPixgq9ta07Dgnp2aq5eJbnfd%2fU3qhn54ZKTJs7KXKthePnPdQTI60IIp36RGxon%2f5DGUxOJST%2b3irsHA00LuFpZ7NExr7YqCMIsEPHi030sp2X2wwHjHnqcyWqXtBnAGKsz5VX39jhcdqYy%2byyx4Hd3XY0TmWxaXoO1B9kgtyRyGV1wujCIOujp1JeZ%2bWTYPb41s2qdiwOTp80aja18He4TfSV7m8y8miAtB18Urhm14W9KezxKwFneEje1EISZgWIzfN5iR%2bxvCLun9R0tNsRcTqAvVadOaoNVieRyCWxosQ0hhkbR31qkV0vbd1M66cb6t0MlhyEs%3d)

Then i just click share
[Image

](https://filestore.community.support.microsoft.com/api/images/57e946b7-fd33-46fd-9f9d-50cde5c0179c?upload=true&fud_access=wJJIheezUklbAN2ppeDns8cDNpYs3nCYjgitr%2bfFBh2dqlqMuW7np3F6Utp%2fKMltnRRYFtVjOMO5tpbpW9UyRAwvLeec5emAPixgq9ta07Dgnp2aq5eJbnfd%2fU3qhn54ZKTJs7KXKthePnPdQTI60IIp36RGxon%2f5DGUxOJST%2b3irsHA00LuFpZ7NExr7YqCMIsEPHi030sp2X2wwHjHnqcyWqXtBnAGKsz5VX39jheE7qgms6ytvTWaAPEsnvflXZc%2f8giFOHCphrD5Ykf1M0CFsVFIQ4Mefkl46OKD%2fF7ZknFZbw%2fk4SgsVX2xNj40EsxH3%2byd3b4JQZYkGo1eiIuq6pm1cPZtm6vsttbTy3jmuw%2fLTfSYTW5SyYsHlwFMj81AAShW4bUD32QcgoCvWqbzX4mp1TVgkAygHdPANQ0%3d)

Enter admin credentials

But now it is just stuck on sharing items...

User's image

Regards

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
10,989 questions
Windows 10 Network
Windows 10 Network
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Network: A group of devices that communicate either wirelessly or via a physical connection.
2,294 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Limitless Technology 44,071 Reputation points
    2023-05-04T15:36:32.63+00:00

    Hello Aleksander,

    Thank you for your question and for reaching out with your question today.

    Please follow the steps below for creating a new shared network folder:

    1. Open up ‘Windows Explorer’
    2. Click on ‘This PC’
    3. Click on ‘C://’
    4. Right click and select ‘New -> Folder’

    (You can create this folder anywhere but we recommend placing it here for ease of setup. If you put it in a different location you will have to fill out a different path than in the coming examples)

    1. Name the folder then right-click and select ‘Properties’

    (I chose ‘Scan’. You can choose what ever you want.)

    1. Click on the ‘Sharing’ tab
    2. Click on the ‘Share’ button
    3. Press the ‘Share’ button
    4. Press ‘Done’
    5. Write down your ‘Network Path’

    You will need your Network Path for adding the folder to your MFP

    1. Click on the ‘Security’ tab

    If the reply was helpful, please don’t forget to upvote or accept as answer.

    0 comments No comments