I want to share some files on my computer using IIS within the
wwwroot folder. I'm currently getting a 403 error when I enter the URL ipaddress/Folder. Is there any way to get rid of the 403 error and allow my computer to make the files public?
Displaying "ipaddress/Folder", meaning to list all files in the folder, requires Directory browsing permission for this folder. Directory browsing permission is off by default, as a security measure.
For Vista and above see Enable or Disable Directory Browsing in IIS 7 .
You do not need this permission for accessing a file via "ipaddress/Folder/file", but you then need to know the file's name in advance.
You might be able to use chmod if you're on Linux and give read access to all users, I'm not entirely sure though.