Working in the pandemic has changed the school and work dynamics no more given assignments by hand or on paper; everything has been shifted to a working PC and laptop where things are saved in a cloud and possibly saved forever. Thus sharing the work you did with your colleagues or your classmates/batchmates has been made easy by Windows by the feature of sharing a folder with multiple names and with different permission in Windows as you wish.
For example, you are a teacher, and you want to send a folder which consists of some worksheets and tests, and you have to share it with your colleagues who can make some essential changes and to the students who should only be allowed to read.
In this case, you can share the same folder as “Worksheet for teachers” and “worksheet for students” with different permissions, network paths, and settings.
Share A Folder Under Multiple Names And Different Permission (Windows)
Below are some easy steps to share Folder Under Different Names And Permissions in Windows. Make sure you read all the steps thoroughly to perform the task successfully.
Here are the steps to share the same folder with different names and permissions in Windows 11/10:
Sharing Folders Under Different Names For Windows 11/10
Follow these steps to share a folder under different names in Windows 11/10:
- If you have a file go ahead and share it, and if not, create one.
- Open File Explorer and Navigate To the folder that you wish to share.
- Right-click the folder and select the Properties option (Or click the Home tab and select properties in the menu bar, then choose Properties from the drop-down menu).
- Click the Sharing tab > Click the Advanced Sharing button.
- Check the Share this folder option.
- Now you have to create different names for the same folder under the share names option. The first name will be the default one. You can add other names from the Add button right below it.
- Click Check Names, and Then you can check what basic and advance permission you want to give and then click ok and apply.
Changing Permissions For Shared Folders In Windows
In Windows 11/10, you can set the permissions of folders, such as who can modify, read or write a file. Follow these steps to change and set permissions in Windows 11/10:
- Once you create a new share name for the same folder Right-click the folder and select the Properties option (Or click the Home tab and select properties in the menu bar, then choose Properties from the drop-down menu)
- Click the Sharing tab
- Click Edit; you will be able to add or remove a group or username; you can also check specific permissions for each User.
- You can also select Advanced to change special permissions for the file, then select Change.
- You can select any Group/User and click view to change what the user/group can do or can’t
- To add Permission to the folder, Click Add Select a Person/Group and type the user or group you want to add.
- Click Check Names. Then you can check what basic and advance permission you want to give and then click ok and apply.
Related: Find who is accessing your shared files and folders as it happens.
How To Remove Inheritance In Windows?
- Select the folder that you shared
- Right-click the folder and select Properties
- Click on Security
- Under that, Click on Advanced
- Choose the user/group You want to disable the inheritance for
- Click On Disable Inheritance
- Click on ‘Remove all Inherited Permission From this Object’
I am not able to share my folder with the PCs on my network. What is the problem?
You might not have disabled some basic features, and if these aren’t disabled, you won’t be able to share folders. Below given are the steps to disable those options:
- Type and Search Windows features on or off and open them when it appears.
- Expand the SMB section, smb 1.0. Go ahead and expand that you want to checkmark inside where it says smb 1.0 slash CIFS client checkmark inside and then select ‘ok’ and give it a second. It’s going to have to download some files.
- You will need to reboot your computer to finish the requested changes, so go ahead and select restart now.
Voila, now you have learned how to share a folder under multiple names and different permission in Windows 11, Windows 10, and others.