Share Files using an App in Windows 10  

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10

    How to Share Files using an App in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    21 Feb 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Share Files using an App in Windows 10


    In Windows 10, you can directly share files in File Explorer using installed UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps such as Mail, Twitter, OneNote, Cortana Reminders, Facebook, Skype, etc...

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, Microsoft has redesigned the Windows sharing experience to be more app-focused and integrated with where you are sharing from. The new Windows Share experience will pop-up the new share flyout within the app you are sharing from and give you a list of applications you can share to. This list changes based on your usage.

    The Win+H hotkey, used in the old Windows share experience, has also been removed.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16215, the Share UI will now include people-first sharing for contacts from your People app.
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_people.png

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16199, Microsoft added a new Copy link option in the Share UI to copy a URL link to your clipboard when you’re sharing a link – like a website in Microsoft Edge, or an app from Store , so you easily can paste it into your app of choice.
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-copy_link_in_share.png

    Microsoft introduced a new Nearby Sharing feature starting with Windows 10 build 17035. Nearby Sharing lets you send and receive content with anyone else nearby using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-near_share.jpg

    This tutorial will show you how to directly share files using UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps from the Share UI in Windows 10.


    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (context menu), step 3 (File Explorer ribbon) or step 4 (Photos) below for how you would like to share files.


     2. To Share File(s) from Context Menu

    A) Select one or more files you want to share, right click or press and hold on the selected files, click/tap on Share in the context menu, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_context_menu.png


     3. To Share File(s) from File Explorer

    A) While in File Explorer, select one or more files you want to share, click/tap on the Share tab, click/tap on the Share button in the ribbon, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_from_file_explorer-1.jpg


     4. To Share Image from Photos app

    A) While you have an image opened in the Photos app, click/tap on the Share button in the Photos app, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_from_photos_app.jpg


    5. In the Share UI, click/tap on an app you want to share from. (see screenshot below)

    You can click/tap on an app suggestion to install the app and have it available to share from.

    If an UWP app you want to share from is not listed, then you can click/tap on the Get apps in Store link to find and install the app to have available afterwards.

    Only installed apps that support the file type you are trying to share will be listed.

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share.png

    6. Fill out any addition information and follow any addition steps in the selected app to share the file(s) from. (see screenshots below)

    You will need to be logged in to your account for the app to be able share from it. You will be prompted to log in to the app if you are not already.

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_file_using_mail_app.png
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_file_using_twitter_app.jpg
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_file_using_onenote_app.png
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_file_using_cortana_reminders.jpg
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_file_using_facebook_app.jpg
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-share_on_skype.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 24,335
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #1

    One more for you to add?

    When I was inside my Insider VM and wanting to set up Groove, but homegroup is now dead, all I did was the show it where I wanted to get the music by going to Network in the navi pane, waited for it to populate, and chose my host.
    Then It just asked me to sign in!

    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-image-002.png
    Share Files using an App in Windows 10-image-001.png



    So much more easy as Homegroup, that would lose connection when upgrading to a new build, if another client connected to it was not on. And then you needed to run troubleshooter on BOTH machines to get the lost one reconnected.

    By the way, once signed in to my host, it's good for all apps.
      My Computers

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,966
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #2

    The network sign-in credentials should be stored in Credential Manager.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 5
    W10 x64 (1803)
       #3

    Cliff S said:
    By the way, once signed in to my host, it's good for all apps.
    Yess but this solution suppose tht your password is not BLANC. But mine are and I want to keep it that way. How can I use network than??? That was the good thing of "Homegroup" it did not ask for non-existing passwords.
      My Computers

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,966
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Dieten,

    Did you already see if turning off password protected sharing help any?

    Turn On or Off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 5
    W10 x64 (1803)
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hello Dieten,

    Did you already see if turning off password protected sharing help any?

    Turn On or Off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Thanks, that solves the problem, The "Network" functions as did the "homegroup" before. Some way it will be less safe, and I should look how to limit the "network" by shielding the router better ;-), that is for another day. Now I'm ready.
      My Computers

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,966
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #6

    You're most welcome. I'm glad that was able to help.
      My Computers



 

Tutorial Categories

Share Files using an App in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


Related Threads
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums