Easy way to share files within same network on Windows 10

Tonight, I was testing some Windows Docker images across my different computers on my home network. I did a docker pull microsoft/iis and the file download wasn't exactly fast on my slow internet connection so I decided to save the image as a .tar file by docker image save -o c:\docker-images-export\microsoft-iis.tar but how can I move this across to my target computer quickly without setting domains, setting up users, setting a home group etc. ?

The quickest as a temporary solution was to share the folder, give everyone access and turn off password protected sharing

  1. compmgmt.msc
  2. Shared Folders > Shares > New Share > Some Folder > Give everyone access
  3. control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkandSharingCenter
  4. Advanced Sharing Settings > All Networks > Turn off password protected sharing

Once that was done, I was able to perform the import of the image by docker load -i c:\downloads\microsoft-iis.tar

Of course, I removed the temporary file share immediately after the transfer ;)

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