How to Create a Network Shared Folder

How to Create a Network Shared Folder


Here is a brief video from Sam on how to create a network shared folder on a Windows OS

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)

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

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

6. Click on the ‘Sharing’ tab

7. Click on the ‘Share’ button

8. Press the ‘Share’ button

9. Press ‘Done’

10. Write down your ‘Network Path’

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

11. Click on the ‘Security’ tab

12. Check your permissions

(Make sure that the account that will be used for scanning is in the ‘Group or User Names’ section and that they have the appropriate permissions below. If not, click the ‘Edit’ button.)

12a. (optional) Add a scan account, edit permissions, and create a shortcut

(From here you can ‘Add’ the scan account you would like to use and edit its permissions. The shared folder is now setup if they are already there or once you add them. At this point, for optional ease of access, you could create a shortcut to this folder and put it somewhere easy to access such as the desktop.)

You’re done!

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