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How to Share Windows Folders Using C#

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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)


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Comments and Discussions

QuestionOK - but it's not all PinmemberTomasz Bąk24-Aug-14 9:53 
GeneralThanks PinmemberMember 1088098812-Jun-14 9:08 
Questionmodify-description property PinmemberMember 1075602817-Apr-14 2:31 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinprofessionalAmir Mohammad Nasrollahi9-Aug-13 21:46 
GeneralBravo! Pinmemberbahman0110-Jul-13 22:22 
BugReturnValue is 9 when FolderPath has trailing back slash PinmemberMember 843421321-Dec-12 3:43 
GeneralMy vote of 4 PinmemberBurak Tunçbilek9-Jul-12 3:56 
Questionتشكر خيلي به كارم اومد Pinmemberehsan_wwe20-Sep-11 6:25 
AnswerRe: تشكر خيلي به كارم اومد PinprofessionalAmir Mohammad Nasrollahi9-Aug-13 21:46 
GeneralWhat do the return values mean? PinmemberBernhard Hiller17-Jun-11 3:24 
Generalممنون Pinmemberali foroughi24-Apr-11 0:15 
AnswerRe: ممنون PinprofessionalAmir Mohammad Nasrollahi9-Aug-13 21:48 
GeneralMy vote of 4 Pinmembersds192012-Dec-10 1:34 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberdekmeaw10-Oct-10 21:49 
GeneralThanks.. And please try this tool.. PinmemberGeek139-Jun-10 21:28 
Hi Guys,

This post was very useful for me and i even made a tool for easy folder sharing. It can be found in the codeplex in the below link.

Please try it and leave feedback. Thanks for the post again.

QuestionRights PinmemberWamuti3-Jun-10 0:03 
AnswerRe: Rights Pinmemberdevvvy18-May-11 20:50 
AnswerRe: Rights PinmemberMichael900027-Jul-11 23:46 
GeneralThanks mate! Some useful additions... PinmemberGeek1311-May-10 1:38 
GeneralNice! Pinmemberdoung3030-Mar-09 21:31 
GeneralPrevious Shared Folder PinmemberSally Marlino12-Jul-08 9:56 
GeneralCache settings PinmemberMember 25942017-Mar-08 10:55 
GeneralExample code to set permissions after sharing PinmemberRandyStimpson25-Oct-07 11:48 
GeneralRe: Example code to set permissions after sharing Pinmemberionymous30-Mar-09 6:20 
GeneralRe: Example code to set permissions after sharing Pinmemberdevvvy18-May-11 19:03 
QuestionPermissions Pinmemberaagirre23-Aug-07 6:09 
QuestionError creating share PinmemberAndromeda Shun23-Jul-07 0:26 
GeneralGood Job, but .... Pinmembersenpai3219-Jun-07 5:30 
GeneralCool PinmemberElliott Keith11-May-07 11:34 
GeneralRe: Cool PinmemberQHN_PROF11-May-07 20:39 
GeneralCreate Share & Set Permissions Pinmemberthund3rstruck7-May-07 6:36 
GeneralTry-Catch PinmemberSteve Hansen3-May-07 0:41 
GeneralRe: Try-Catch PinmemberQHN_PROF3-May-07 0:48 
GeneralThanks! Pinmembermilangine2-May-07 12:15 

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