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Set up folder sharing

by Intuit Updated 1 week ago

Learn how to set up folder permissions in QuickBooks Desktop.

When sharing a folder, you give permission and set the accessibility level of users on the network to view, access, and modify files in the folder.

See Set up a multi-user network for instructions on how to set up multi-user networking for a variety of operating systems.

Share an existing folder

  1. Locate and right-click the folder you want to share. Then select Properties.
  2. On the Sharing tab, select Share this folder. You can change the name of the shared folder by entering a new name in the Share Name field.
  3. Go to the Security tab or select Permissions to set permissions for each user who will access your folder.
  4. Select Apply and OK.

Create a new shared folder

Here's how to create a new shared folder using the Create A Shared Folder Wizard.

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Enter "shrpubw.exe" in the Open field, and select OK.
  3. Follow the instructions on the wizard to share your folder.

Stop sharing a folder

  1. Locate the folder you want to stop sharing. From here, you can do any of the following:
    • Right-click the folder, select Give access to, then Remove Access.
    • Select the folder, then the Share tab at the top of File Explorer. Then in the Share with section, select Remove access.
  2. Close the File Explorer.

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