Windows 10: Problems sharing files over network

Discus and support Problems sharing files over network in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have Windows 10 on a laptop and am trying to connect to a Windows 7 machine. Password sharing is turned off, it's set to share with everyone on the 7... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by lucasbuck, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. lucasbuck Win User

    Problems sharing files over network


    I have Windows 10 on a laptop and am trying to connect to a Windows 7 machine. Password sharing is turned off, it's set to share with everyone on the 7 machine. I can see it on the network, and see the folders, but I when I try to open one it says I don't have permission. What could I be missing? Thanks for any help.

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    lucasbuck, Nov 20, 2018
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  2. Block File sharing in Wifi network, Windows 10

    Hi Lori,

    As per the description, I understand that you want to block file sharing on your Wi-Fi network. I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Right click on Start and select Control Panel.
    • Change the view type to Large Icons.
    • Click on Network and Sharing center.
    • In the left navigation pane, click on Advanced sharing center.
    • In the right pane, under Files and printer sharing, select the option:
      Turn off file and printer sharing.
    • Restart the system and check for status.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Nov 20, 2018
    #2
  3. SHARING FILES WITH WINDOWS 7

    Hello,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    • Have you made any changes on your PC?
    • Did you perform any Windows update recently?
    • Are you connected to Domain network?

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if that helps.

    1. To share files over file explorer refer the following

      article
      .
    2. Refer article for
      file sharing
      over a network.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking, Yes or No.

    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Nov 20, 2018
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  4. Salient Win User

    Problems sharing files over network

    Network file sharing problems


    Just created an account here to say that THESE suggestions addressed my network issues. I've been sharing files among my PCs for many years without issue. Lately, the Windows 10 updates seem to keep taking my network file sharing down. This time, the above settings changes fixed my issues. Thank you!!

    Slightly reformatted for exhaustive step by step...

    1. Click windows icon in lower left, type 'Control Panel' and click on it in the search results
    2. Click on 'Program and Features' (if it isn't there, click on Programs, it should show up in that screen)
    3. Click on 'Turn windows features on or off' (window pops up)
    4. Next to SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support, click the "+"
    5. Make sure the following are checked
    - SMB 1.0/CIFS Client
    - SMB 1.0/CIFS Server
    6. Make sure the following is UNchecked
    - SMB 1.0/CIFS Automatic Removal
    7. Click ok
    8. When it asks to restart, don't do it yet
    9. Click windows icon in lower left, type 'Services', click on 'Services' desktop app
    10. Find 'Homegroup listener' and 'Homegroup Provider'
    11. Right click on each and select properties
    12. Change startup type to 'automatic'
    13. Restart computer.
     
    Salient, Nov 20, 2018
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