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Windows 7: Missing "Share with" in Context Menu

27 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x86
Missing "Share with" in Context Menu

Hey guys,

let me start by congratulating you on this GEM forum you have set up.

I found all my answers to some annoyances on this forum

Background to the problem:

(OS: Windows 7 Professional x86)

I have managed to create a Homegroup in Windows 7, everything works great.

Though I cannot share a single file but "Share with" appears in the context menu of a folder. (see images attached)


When right clicking the file i want to share with other computers in my network, I don't get the "Share with" or "Sharing.." entry in the context menu.

Maybe I messed up with the registry, I hope this is repairable


How can I add this entry to the context menu of the file I want to share?

I would be grateful if someone helps me out :)

Thanks & Regards

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Missing "Share with" in Context Menu-file-context.jpg Missing "Share with" in Context Menu-folder-context.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Kyle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Folder Options to make sure that you have the Use Sharing Wizard checked. If unchecked, you will still have "Share with" for folders, but not with files.

Missing "Share with" in Context Menu-folder_options.jpg

Hope this helps,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x86

Thanks for your reply Brink :)

That was checked by default

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Missing "Share with" in Context Menu-2010-09-27_163211.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Sep 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Ok. Download and double click on the REG file below to merge it. It will add the default Share with registry entries in the screenshot below for the file context menu.

Hopefully this will add it back for you. :)

Missing "Share with" in Context Menu-share_with.jpg

Attached Files
File Type: reg Add_Share_with_to_Files.reg (292 Bytes, 195 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x86

it worked!!

Thanks Shawn, you're the best, i am so grateful for your assistance!

You have my respect :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Kyle. I'm happy to hear that you have it back now. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

New tutorial to fix this issue. :)

Share with - Restore when Missing in Context Menu
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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