How to send files from one PC to another over WiFi

If you are tired of having to transfer folders and documents from one computer to another via USB drives, we are going to tell you about a very simple way to send files from one PC to another via WiFi. You really have several options, as well as some alternatives like using the cloud or third-party applications. So that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you, we tell you all about them in this updated guide. And since they will surely come in handy at some point, here are the best tools to send large files for free.

Turning on Nearby Sharing

if you use Windows 10 or Windows 11, The easiest and fastest way to send files from one PC to another via WiFi or Bluetooth is to activate Nearby Sharing.

To do this, you simply have to enter Setting > System > shared experiences and activate the Shared use.

Nearby Sharing

When you have it activated, to send the file just do right click on it > Share Y select the PC you want to send it to. The other user, or you from another computer, will receive a notice at the bottom right to accept the transfer.

Send files over WiFi using shared folders

The first thing we need to do is make sure that both computers have the same Workgroup name. To do this, we access Equipment and we give right click on any blank space to go to Properties.


Set up folder on Source PC

The second step is configure the folder that we want to share. To do this, do right click on it > Properties > tab Share > click on Share.

In the selection bar we must choose «All» and give to Add. Now in the part of permissions we must select “Reading and writing«. give to To accept and again to Share.

shared folder

Then, in that same window, click on «Advanced sharing» and select the option «share this folder«. Within the options that open, we enter «permissions» and select «Total control«. Again Apply > To accept and again in Apply > To accept.

shared folder permissions

Set second PC to receive folder

It’s time for to be able to see that folder that we want to share by WiFi. We came in Net to see that both computers are connected to the same WiFi network.

If we do double click on the source computer, we will see the folder that we had shared with the workgroup. You just have to open it and you can have all the files inside. This is also true for images, documents and more.

shared folder

Alternative: share files through the cloud or third-party applications

exist third party applications with which you can share files from one PC to another by WiFi, and even from your Android mobile to your computer with some of them. Some of the best known are Any Send (also available for Mac in case you want to send files from iOS to Windows) and ZeroNetone of the easiest to use.

Although the most widespread option among users is share files through the cloudwell be google drive, OneDrive from Microsoft or drop box. As you can see, there are many options that will save you time from having to add files to a USB and take them to another computer.