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How to view all network shared folders on Windows 10

Wondering how many folders are you sharing and where they're located? In this guide, you'll learn the steps to view all the shared folders on Windows 10.

Windows 10 all shared folders list

On Windows 10, you can easily share folders with other users in the network to share files and offer network storage. However, if you’re sharing multiple folders from different locations, it can become difficult to keep track of all the shares.

Luckily, Windows 10 includes multiple ways to view a list of all the folders share on your device, including using File Explorer and Computer Management.

In this guide, you’ll learn two ways to view all the folders that your computer is currently sharing in the network.

How to view shared folders using File Explorer

Use these steps to view all the network shared folders from your device using File Explorer:

  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. Click on Network.

  3. Under the “Computer” section, double-click your device name.

  4. See all the folders currently shared on the network.

    See all shared folders using File Explorer
    See all shared folders using File Explorer

Once you complete the steps, you’ll have a clear understanding on the folders currently accessible from the network.

How to view shared folders using Computer Management

Use these steps to view all the network shared folders from your computer with Computer Management:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Computer Management and click the top result to open the experience.

  3. Expand the Shared Folders branch from the left pane.

  4. Click the Shares item.

  5. See all the folders currently shared on the network.

    All shared folders using Computer Management
    All shared folders using Computer Management

When using Computer Management to see a list of the shared folders, you’ll also notice additional shared items, such as C$, IPC$, and ADMIN$, which are administrative (hidden) shares that Windows 10 enables by default, and they’re not visible unless someone uses the specific path and proper credentials.

Although these methods can help to see all the folders currently shared on the network, note that if you’re sharing a folder inside your profile folder, it’ll appear as the Users folder being shared. Usually, you don’t want to share folders from within your profile folders (Desktop, Downloads, Pictures, etc.). Instead, you should create a share from another drive or in the root of the C:\ drive.