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Solved: File Sharing Between Windows 7 and Windows 10

Updated on Apr 19, 2019 by Brithny to PC Transfer

Are you still looking for a suitable way to share files between Windows 7 and Windows 10? Read this article and get the suitable file sharing between Windows 7 and Windows 10 solution.

Share Files Between Windows 7 and Windows 10

"I want to share Files between Windows 7 and Windows 10 computers.  Actually, I would like to share entire drives, not just the default common locations, Pictures, Downloads, etc. Are there accurate and complete instructions already available?  Can anyone supply a link to them?  Or, would someone write EXACTLY how to set up this sharing? Thank you for even reading this request. I will bubble over with joy if someone supplies a solution."

Are you trying to use Windows easy share or transfer 7 to 10 so as to move your precious data in Windows 7 to your new Windows 10 computer? I would suggest you follow the methods given below on your Windows 7 systems and check.

Method 1. Share Files by Using a Third-party Tool

If you choose directly transfer files between computers especially when Windows 7 can't join your Windows 10 homegroup,  Free PC to PC transfer software from EaseUS can help.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

It allows you to transfer folders, files (including music, documents, videos, photos, etc) and programs along with their settings from one PC to another PC in Windows 10/8/7 with simple clicks.

Note: If you need to transfer unlimited apps, programs, and files, please activate this software into a Pro version in advance. Whenever you meet errors or problems of file or app transferring, turn to our tech support team for help. They'll be available to serve you and solve your issue anytime.


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs and connect two PCs.

On the Windows 7 computer, select "PC to PC" and you can see the information about your present device.

select pc to pc

Click "Continue" and connect the computers via the network. Make sure that the computers are on the same LAN.

connect two pcs

Enter your password if necessary and then confirm the transfer direction.

confirm the transfering direction

Step 2: Select the items you want to transfer.

choose wanted files

Click the edit icon to choose the destination to store the selected files, programs.

edit wanted files or apps

Step 3: Save all of the changes and click "Transfer".

Then, your computer starts to share files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 or from Windows 10 to Windows 7.

transfer files or data between windows 7 or windows 10

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

Transfer an unlimited number of files

Click to Activate



After following all the above steps, you’ve finished the whole process with Windows easy transfer 7 to 10 by applying EaseUS Todo PC Trans. This tool also supports to do other data transferring, migrating jobs on different computers with different Windows OS such as to migrate from XP to Windows 10.

Method 2. Change Your Advanced Settings to Share Files 

Change the following options for both the systems on the network in the advanced sharing settings:

Step 1. Open Network & Sharing Center

  • Turn on Network Discovery
  • Turn on file and printer sharing
  • Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders
  • Turn off password protected sharing

Step 2. Change Advanced Sharing settings

  • Click Start, click Computer and click on Map network drive from the options given under the address bar
  • In the Drive box, click the drive letter you want to use
  • In the Folder box, type \\server\share, where you can type the IP address of the drive to be mapped. For example, if the IP address is 192.168.6.xxx, you can type \\192.168.6.xxx
  • Click Finish

If this idea doesn't work well, try the next method.

Method 3. Use Run command to Share Files

1. Press the Windows key and R key.

2. Type in the IP address of the drive to be mapped, e.g., if the IP address is 192.168.6.xxx, you can type \\192.168.6.xxx

3. Click "OK".