Windows 10: Can't access my files on Workgroup network computer

Discus and support Can't access my files on Workgroup network computer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I just finished with your latest update and now when I click on the link to my external drive I get a pop-up that asks for my credentials?? WHAT... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TomBarkoukis, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Can't access my files on Workgroup network computer


    I just finished with your latest update and now when I click on the link to my external drive I get a pop-up that asks for my credentials?? WHAT CREDENTIALS?? I never set up a password to access my remote files. When I leave that field (password in the credentials dialog box) blank as it should be, I get the message "incorrect password!" THERE IS NO PASSWORD!! Why do you insist on screwing up my network capabilities??!! with every update you make it harder and harder for me to access MY OWN FILES!! A hacker would have less trouble! What's up with that? Also the icon for my workgroup doesn't show up when I click on the Network icon. Why are you always screwing with my network?? I have a right to access my own files! It's MY computer, NOT YOURS and I should be able to use it the way I want to!! Tell me how I can resolve this ridiculous problem.

    :)
     
    TomBarkoukis, Sep 12, 2019
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Can't access my files on Workgroup network computer :)
     
    Frogger, Sep 12, 2019
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  3. taward Win User
    One computer cannot access other network computers.


    So I've tried every troubleshooting step I know:
    • Double checked that Net Bios was enabled
    • Ran a bunch of network commands:
      • flushed DNS
      • registered dns
      • pinged and located the named computers successfully
    • Reset my router to factory settings

    Nothing works when I try to access via explorer. I'm still baffled by the fact that every other computer can access each other AND access this computer. It's just the outgoing connection from this machine that doesn't work.

    Any thoughts?
     
    taward, Sep 12, 2019
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  4. Can't access my files on Workgroup network computer

    Workgroup Computers are displayed as Media Devices


    I have several Win10 computers on a "WORKGROUP" network. Network location is set to private on all machines with network discovery and file and printer sharing activated. Two computers are listed as workgroup computers and two as media devices. What do I have to do in order to get the media devices to show up as workgroup computers?
     
    MisterD2016, Sep 12, 2019
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