How to enable sharing settings in Windows 10 which is hidden by default

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One of the gestures that we repeat the most on a daily basis with our mobile device is that of sharing, whether it is news, images or videos, in the vast majority of occasions through our social networks or instant messaging applications. Unfortunately, we cannot do this gesture from Windows 10, where Microsoft has hidden the options to share.

Luckily, those from Redmond, only these options were left enabled, so today and through this simple tutorial we are going to show you how to enable sharing settings in Windows 10 which is hidden by default.

It's a fairly simple process, but before you embark on the adventure of enabling the Windows 10 sharing options, we must tell you that we are going to use the operating system registry, even modifying it, so be very careful with what you are going to do and closely follow the steps that we are going to show you below.

Here are the steps to enable Windows 10 sharing settings;

  • Access the Windows 10 Registry Editor for what you must use the key combination Windows + R

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  • Now in the command box that has appeared type regedit. With this we will get the Windows 10 Registry Editor to load
  • Now we must find the following path; HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel. Once found, we must right-click on it (Control Panel) and select New, to choose the DWORD option (32 bits). You may have to look for this new route quite a bit below and it should normally start in the first places, but unfortunately it does not always happen that way

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  • This new created DWOR must be named as EnableShareSettings
  • Now we must double click on the new Dword that we have named EnableShareSettings and change the value data from 0 to 1

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  • Exit the Windows Registry Editor and restart the PC so that all the changes we have made take effect. Until you restart your computer you will not be able to start using the new sharing options, so don't think about it too much and restart right away.

Once we have restarted the computer, it is time to test that all the changes made were correctly made. For this we are going to open the Settings application, for which you can use the shortcut Windows + I or navigate through the System. At the bottom you will see the Share option.

If you select this option, you will see the applications that are authorized to share content and other settings that were not available until now. Now that we see that the changes have been made correctly, we can, for example, open Microsoft Edge and by using the share option, which is in the upper right corner, we will see how the menu opens to be able to share the content that we are enjoying , with other people, and through the applications that we have chosen in the System menu that we have visited previously.

Image Sharing in Windows 10

Without a doubt, this is one of the most outstanding options in Windows 10, of how many are hidden by default, and that is that it allows us to share practically anything in the easiest way. Of course, unfortunately it does not work with all browsers, something that you were probably wondering, but in case you weren't using it, it already has one more reason to make the leap to Microsoft Edge, the native browser of Windows 10.

Have you managed to correctly activate the Windows 10 sharing settings that are hidden by default?. Tell us in the space reserved for comments on this post and also tell us if you have had any questions or problems, and as far as possible we will try to help you.

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