Windows 10: Network sharing

Discus and support Network sharing in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; windows version number 10.0.19041.508 So, every time Windows 10 does some major update/upgrade, it messes with my husband's/my ability to network with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RLAR, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. RLAR Win User

    Network sharing


    windows version number 10.0.19041.508

    So, every time Windows 10 does some major update/upgrade, it messes with my husband's/my ability to network with each others' computers. It is just us on the network. This time, I click this and that on my computer, finding his computer name in different places and finally one of the selections allows me access to his files. He has Windows 8. However, before this most recent update, he would go to networks, find my computer name and click on; but now they are asking him for network user name and password. We don't have a network user name and password. We used to have one for Homegroup, but that was eliminated. I have both for my Microsoft account. The other times this has occurred I had to speak with a Microsoft tech who accessed both of our computers and added/changed complex paths so we could easily find each others computer names and click on. That path seems to be cut off with the major updates. Is there a simple answer to amend this? Rather than contacting technicians.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    RLAR, Oct 3, 2020
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  2. Network Sharing

    Hi Arya,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    1. Are you trying to share the wireless network connection from Windows device to phone?
    2. What is the make and model of the phone?
    3. Which version of Windows is installed on your device?
    Refer the article ‘Which version of Windows operating system am I running
    to provide the details.

    If you’re referring to sharing the Wireless network connection in Windows 10, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.

    1. Press Windows + I key on your keyboard and click on Network & Internet.
    2. On the network & Internet page, click on ‘Mobile hotspot’.
    3. Turn On’ Share my Internet connection with other devices under Mobile hotspot.
    4. The default network name and password will be available under Mobile hotspot.
    5. Enter the same password on the device which you’re trying to connect and check the status of the issue.

    If you’re trying to share the internet connection, then refer the article
    Use your PC as a mobile hotspot
    for more information.

    If you’re referring to ‘File sharing’, I suggest you to refer the section ‘How do I troubleshoot sharing and folders’ from the article ‘File
    sharing over a network in Windows 10
    .

    Get back to us for further assistance on this issue. We will be happy to help you.

    Regards,

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Oct 3, 2020
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  3. Eric Ber Win User
    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, Oct 3, 2020
    #3
  4. Ferdz Amp Win User

    Network sharing

    Sharing folders over network - access denied

    Hello,

    To troubleshoot your concern with sharing files over the network using your Windows 10 device, we suggest that you run the Shared folders troubleshooter and check if it helps. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    • Type in Troubleshooting in the search box and press
      Enter.
    • Click View all.
    • Click Shared Folders.
    • Click Next and follow on-screen instructions.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Ferdz Amp, Oct 3, 2020
    #4
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