How to Access Shared Folders on Android

This wikiHow teaches you how to access Windows shared folders from Android using ES File Explorer.

Install ES File Explorer

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Open Play Store. You can find this in the app drawer.

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Type es file explorerin the search bar. This option is at the top of the store.

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Click ES File Explorer . This option has a blue folder and a white cloud.

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Click INSTALL . This option has a green icon near the top right corner of the page.

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Press ACCEPT . ES File Explorer will download to your phone or tablet. Once downloaded, the icon will be added to the app drawer.

Access the shared folder

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Connect to the same Wi-Fi network as the Windows shared folder.

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Open ES File Explorer. It has a blue folder icon with a white cloud inside. This option can be found in the app drawer.

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Scroll from left to right to scroll through the welcome pages.

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Click START NOW . The application's main screen displays.

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Tap Network . This option is in the left column, toward the bottom of the screen. Some network options will appear.

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Click LAN . This option is near the top of the list.

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Press Scan . This item is near the bottom of the screen. ES File Explorer will scan the network for devices.

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Click on the computer that is hosting the shared folder. Computers will be listed by IP address.

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Sign in to your computer if prompted.

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Tap the folder you want to access. The contents of the folder will display in ES File Explorer.

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