Windows 10: Network sharing problem

Discus and support Network sharing problem in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi. I am trying to connect three home computers so they all see and share folders & files. I am almost there (I like to think), but have come up with a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by martinlest, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. martinlest Win User

    Network sharing problem


    Hi. I am trying to connect three home computers so they all see and share folders & files. I am almost there (I like to think), but have come up with a problem I haven't been able to solve yet.

    There are two PCs running Windows 7 and a laptop running Windows 10 (all Home Edition). All three PCs show the other two in the 'network places', but only one is working as I'd want. So:

    PC 1 (Windows 7) Sees the other Win7 PC and accesses all the shared folders there. Also sees the Win10 laptop and acesses the shared folders there. So this one is working.

    PC 2 (Windows 7). Sees and accesses the shared folders on PC 1, but although it sees the Win 10 laptop, a Network password box opens when I try to connect to it.

    Laptop (Windows 10). Sees PC 1 and PC 2. When I access PC 1, it goes to the default Documents folder (I assume), containing subfolders 'Pictures', 'Music' 'Videos' & 'Playlists'. I can't see how to access the shared folders on PC 1. When I try to access PC 2, I get a message saying that the PC is denying access. "Contact the owner of the media server"...

    I tried turning off password-protected sharing in the laptop's advanced options. When I do that, instead of the Network Password box in PC 2, it just searches and searches for the laptop and never finds it. The same now with PC 1 - with the password-sharing off on the laptop, PC 1 no longer finds it. Turn the password-sharing option back on and PC 1 is fine again and PC 2 brings up the network password box again.

    I have permissions set properly for all the shared folders...

    Does any of this make sense? What I'd like to achieve is:

    1. Have PC 2 access the Win10 laptop in the same way that PC 1 does (i.e. instantly shows the shared folders). I can't see why PC 2 isn't doing this as well. I have no idea what to enter in the network password box anyway (user name?), but it seems I should be able to stop this box appearing in the first place?
    2. Ideally have the laptop show the shared folders on the two Win7 PCs, though I can manage fine doing file copies the other way, once I get PC 2 to work as does PC 1.

    Hope that's all clear!! Haven't found any other 'solution' applicable to Home Editions by Googling, apart from turning off password-sharing (which has, as I say, odd results in my setup).

    Thanks,

    Martin

    :)
     
    martinlest, Sep 27, 2018
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  2. Abdul_Malik Win User

    Network Sharing Password Problems

    Hi William,

    Welcome and thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Network Troubleshooter and check, if this helps.

    • In the search box, type ‘Troubleshooter’, and then click ‘Troubleshooting’.
    • Under ‘Network and Internet’, click ‘Internet Connections
    • Follow the on screen instructions.
    Step 2: Update Network Adapter.


    • Right click on Start button, type Device Manager and Enter.

    • Now click on your Network Adapter.

    • Right click and click on Properties, and go to Driver tab and click on
      Update driver.
    Also, refer: Wired and wireless network problems

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/...2&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1

    Note: Applies to windows 10 as well.

    Let us know the status, we are glad to assist you further.
     
    Abdul_Malik, Sep 27, 2018
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  3. sharonspost Win User
    Cannot access shared network drive


    I could scream! so much time wasted on this stupid error, as if time is not precious enough!
    It probably would work fine if I could see the other computer! But I cannot see the other computer!
     
    sharonspost, Sep 27, 2018
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  4. Eric Ber Win User

    Network sharing problem

    Network and sharing

    Hi,

    We see that you are having issues accessing the shared drive on your network. To assist you further, kindly answer the questions below:

    • Have you made any changes to your computer or network prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Regards.
     
    Eric Ber, Sep 27, 2018
    #4
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