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  1. Promptx Win User

    How can I share folders between computers? Network credentials not recognized.


    I have the same microsoft account on two computers. I want to share folders between these two computers and no other computers on the network. In advanced sharing options, I have selected turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing under "private current profile". Password protected sharing is turned on. The individual folders are selected to "share this folder" with everyone having full access.Going from PC to laptop, I have attempted to access the computer using file explorer and have been prompted to enter network credentials. I have entered everything imaginable but they are alw

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    Promptx, Oct 22, 2021
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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 How can I share folders between computers? Network credentials not recognized. :)
     
    Frogger, Oct 22, 2021
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  3. Try3 Win User
    Unable to share network computers

    Blake,

    I disagree with Clint.

    Here is my full list of network setting up steps. It is what I do to set up my own networks.

    1 Set the same WorkGroup name on each computer - Change Workgroup - TenForumsTutorials

    2 Create a local Admin account on each computer with both the same username and the same password.
    - This will be used to authorise mutual network access upon the first connection to it but does not restrict which user accounts can subsequently be used when accessing the network.Add Local Account - TenForumsTutorials
    Change Account Type - TenForumsTutorials- This can actually be an MSAccount but a local one is normally less prone to errors.
    - Anyway, it's always a good idea to have a spare, password-protected local Admin account as a hedge against possible user profile corruption in the future.


    3 Set up all Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, Advanced sharing settings - includingTurn On Network Discovery - TenForumsTutorials
    Turn On File and Printer Sharing - TenForumsTutorials
    Turn On Password Protected Sharing - TenForumsTutorials - this step is what deals with the issue that Clint raised.
    4 Share the desired folders - Share Files and Folders Over a Network - TenForumsTutorials In brief,- In File explorer, right-click on the folder, Properties, Sharing tab, Advanced sharing
    - Set the checkbox for Share this folder
    - Give it a Share name
    - Click on Permissions,
    - Everyone - Set Full control, Change or Read as desired
    5 If a network includes earlier Windows versions, non-Windows computers or a network drive connected to the router then I understand SMB1 needs to be set up but this is not a topic I know about - Enable SMB1 File Sharing Protocol - TenForumsTutorials

    6 Connect each computer to the router's network and set it up as a Private network - Set Network Location to Private - TenForumsTutorials- This connection step assumes use of Windows defender. If you use different security software then you should check if it requires any additional steps, such as manually approving use of specific network adapters, but I imagine they are all pretty decently automated these days and would at least tell you if they were rejecting a network / network adapter.
    7 Access the shared drives both ways between each pair of computers & provide network credentials- The first time you do this you will need to enter the common local Admin account username and common password {the one set up on each computer at step 2 above}
    - Set the Remember my credentials checkbox so that you are never required to do this again
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    - You will be able to access the shared drives using all other user accounts not just the Admin account used to set it all up.

    Denis
     
  4. yakbox Win User

    How can I share folders between computers? Network credentials not recognized.

    Network Credentials


    I stumbled across this solution, which immediately worked for me:
    1. Settings => Network & Internet => Network and Sharing Center (near bottom middle) => Change advanced sharing settings (near top left)
    2. Scroll to the bottom, and expand "All Networks"
    3. Select "Turn off password protected sharing"
    I was so happy to find a toggle for my/our specific problem, but I have to admit this is quite hidden. I did have to redefine the network sharing permissions for each folder.

    I don't know if this is the solution you're looking for, but it suffices for my very basic needs.
     
    yakbox, Oct 22, 2021
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