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How to Share Windows Folders Using C#

, 2 May 2007 GPL3
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by using this Method you can Easly Share Folders using C# Programming.

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By using this Method you can Easly Share Folders with in C# Programming.

I'm wrote Advanced Feature in Source Code Like Maximum Connection and ...

Using the code

At the first you have to Add Reference : System.Management

From Visual Studio like This Image:

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And Then with this Method You Can Easly Share Any Folder You Want :

private static void QshareFolder(string FolderPath, string ShareName, string Description)
    // Create a ManagementClass object

    ManagementClass managementClass = new ManagementClass("Win32_Share");

    // Create ManagementBaseObjects for in and out parameters

    ManagementBaseObject inParams = managementClass.GetMethodParameters("Create");

    ManagementBaseObject outParams;

    // Set the input parameters

    inParams["Description"] = Description;

    inParams["Name"] = ShareName;

    inParams["Path"] = FolderPath;

    inParams["Type"] = 0x0; // Disk Drive

    //Another Type:

    // DISK_DRIVE = 0x0
    // PRINT_QUEUE = 0x1

    // DEVICE = 0x2

    // IPC = 0x3

    // DISK_DRIVE_ADMIN = 0x80000000

    // PRINT_QUEUE_ADMIN = 0x80000001

    // DEVICE_ADMIN = 0x80000002

    // IPC_ADMIN = 0x8000003

    //inParams["MaximumAllowed"] = int maxConnectionsNum;

    // Invoke the method on the ManagementClass object

    outParams = managementClass.InvokeMethod("Create", inParams, null);

    // Check to see if the method invocation was successful

    if ((uint) (outParams.Properties["ReturnValue"].Value) != 0)


        throw new Exception("Unable to share directory.");


}catch (Exception ex)
//MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "error!");
Sample Usage: 

QshareFolder("c:\\TestShare","Test Share", "This is a Test Share");

As you see I'm Upload Source code of Sample Program i wrote ,and i hope it's useful to Start!

Points of Interest

I'm using this method in one of my Projects that my Users wants to Share Folder With the others And they don't now How! And i think they will be happy now!

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Version 1.0, By: Qasem Heirani Nobari


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)


About the Author

Ghasem Heyrani Nobari
Software Developer (Senior)
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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GeneralWhat do the return values mean? Pin
Bernhard Hiller17-Jun-11 2:24
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