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Topic # 185306 17-Nov-2015 22:55
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Evening,
My wife had an upgrade of her laptop over the weekend. Her previous one was running Windows 7, her new one has Windows 10.
I setup a shared folder on her old machine and we could transfer files over our wireless network with no worries. All I had to do was navigate to her machine from Windows Explorer, and her sharing folder would be visible, allowing me to drag and drop the file I wanted to transfer.
Now she has 10. I can still see her machine but when I double-click it I get prompted for a user name and password. I remember I had to deactivate this on her 7 machine, but have no idea how to on 10.

Two questions:

 

(1) how do I get rid of this user name/password business? I want to just double click on her machine and see the folders she has shared.
(2) how do I setup a shared folder, accessible by all users on our network, using Windows 10? Note that the other machines are running Vista and XP Pro.

Thanks (Windows 10 newbie here) smile

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  Reply # 1430039 17-Nov-2015 23:08
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Right-click the folder, click Properties and select the Sharing tab... Under Advanced Settings you have permissions and you can Everyone there with R/W access.








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  Reply # 1430692 18-Nov-2015 21:20
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Thanks, that helps with sharing a folder, but still getting prompted for a login/password when trying to access her machine from any other on the network (I just tested from the XP machine and got prompted to login as well).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1430699 18-Nov-2015 21:23
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d
o that on her PC.

(2)After you have done the above, just make a folder anywhere then right click it, Share with, Specific people, then add "Guest" and then to read/write if required.



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  Reply # 1431448 19-Nov-2015 23:07
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Cheers, that got rid of the login/password problem but now I get "access denied" when I try to access the shared folder. I'll test it again after restarting both machines tomorrow and report back.

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  Reply # 1431611 20-Nov-2015 10:49
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quickymart: Cheers, that got rid of the login/password problem but now I get "access denied" when I try to access the shared folder. I'll test it again after restarting both machines tomorrow and report back.


This can be a b8gger to get working when it wont co-operate :-)
There are 2 sharing ~permission~ types in Win, you have to get them both right . share permissions & folder/file access rights(under security in the share )

Try adding to both permissions:  guest/everyone and/or a common login/pass name thats on both PC's
Otherwise , last resort is a bat file with net use commands



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  Reply # 1432047 21-Nov-2015 07:57
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Cripes I hope not. I restarted my (Vista) laptop but still can't access to the shared folder on her (10) machine - same error as above. Will need to try some more things...

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