Windows 10 provides us with a feature called the Nearby Sharing, which lets us share our files, links, images etc. with any other device whose Nearby Sharing is enabled. In this way, we can easily transfer our data from one location to another without having any physical connection i.e. a wire between the two locations. We can use the Nearby Sharing in the situations where we need to transfer some documents from one computer system to another immediately but we do not have any portable device such as a flash drive to do so. In this case, we can easily share our documents by enabling the Nearby Sharing on both the source and the destination computer system. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can use the Nearby Sharing in Windows 10.

Using the Nearby Sharing in Windows 10

In order to use the Nearby Sharing in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result in order to launch the settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Windows Settings

Click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now click on the Shared Experiences option as shown in the image below:

Shared Experiences

Turn the toggle button corresponding to the field of Nearby Sharing to the “on” state as highlighted in the following image:

Turn on Nearby Sharing

Your Nearby Sharing is enabled now as shown in the image below:

You can now share your files with those devices whose Nearby Sharing is enabled. You can also share your files with certain user accounts. In order to share your files with the nearby devices or user accounts, you will need to perform the steps mentioned below:

Locate the file that you want to share. In this example, I want to share a Microsoft Word file named Sharing.doc.

Right click on your desired file in order to launch a cascading menu as shown in the image below:

Share file

Click on the Share option from this menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on it, a Share dialogue box will appear on the screen displaying a list of all the accounts and the nearby devices with which you can share your file as shown in the following image:

Share dialogue box

Select an account or a device with which you want to share your file by clicking on it. It is shown in the image below:

Select account to share file with

You can share this file with any nearby device in the very same manner. You only need to ensure that the nearby device also has Nearby Sharing enabled.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily enable and use the Nearby Sharing in order to share your files with the nearby devices or user accounts. This is indeed a very useful and convenient method of file sharing.

How to Use the Nearby Sharing in Windows 10
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