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Creating Shared Folders from the Command Line

You can create new shared folders from the command prompt using the net share command. Type net share / ? and press the Enter key at any command prompt for help with the syntax and options.

To create a shared folder, type net share name_of_share=driveletter:\path and press Enter, eg: to create a shared folder named companypayroll for the folder C:\Payroll, type net share companypayroll=c:\payroll.

To remove the share, type net share companypayroll /delete.

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