Windows 10: What "credentials information" do I enter to access network files?

Discus and support What "credentials information" do I enter to access network files? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 10 v. 1903, with files that I want to share. I have set up a home network. With both computers I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by coffent, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. coffent Win User

    What "credentials information" do I enter to access network files?


    I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 10 v. 1903, with files that I want to share. I have set up a home network. With both computers I have set folders to share with full control to Everyone. With the desktop I can view and open files on the laptop. However when I try with the laptop to view files on the desktop I get the message

    Enter Network Credentials
    Enter your credentials to connect to [desktop]

    and it asks for User Name and Password.

    What does it mean by "User Name"? I entered the name of the network and it accepted it as an account. And I entered the password I set up to access the network, but it says it's incorrect!

    Since the desktop can access files on the laptop, isn't the laptop *already* on the network? Why can the desktop access laptop files but not v.v.?

    What credentials information should I enter?

    :)
     
    coffent, Dec 18, 2019
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  2. Network Credentials

    Hi Sammy,

    To assist you better regarding your concern with network credentials, have you checked the Windows credentials for any information about the username and password for the network credentials? If not yet, follow the steps below to access Windows Credentials
    manager.

    • Press the Windows icon on the desktop.
    • Type in Windows Credentials.
    We would appreciate as well if you could provide us a screenshot.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Carlos Tin, Dec 18, 2019
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  3. Arun B J Win User
    Enter Network Credentials !

    Hi Mohammed,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to turn off the protection and try, follow the steps below and check, if it helps:

    • Go to system tray and click on network and sharing.
    • Select change advanced sharing settings at the left top of the screen.
    • At the bottom select All network.
    • Select password protected sharing.
    • Turn off password protected sharing.


    Method 2: Run Troubleshooter

    • Press Windows key and type Network and sharing center
    • Click on troubleshoot problems
    • Run all the troubleshooter and check if it helps.


    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Dec 18, 2019
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  4. dudley Win User

    What "credentials information" do I enter to access network files?

    network issues, unable to enter network credentials


    I upgraded two desktops to Win 10 (one from Win 7 and one from Win 8.1). I have issues with setting up a network.

    First, I tried to set up a homegroup and I failed (i already posted another question on this subject with no luck so far). OK, forget about the homegroup, lets do it without it.

    At this point, desktop A can see shared folders and a printer on desktop B - I did have to enter network credentials. Desktop B however cannot. It can see the desktop A under Network but when I click on it, it is asking to Enter network credential to connect to A. When I do that, it says that the user name or password is incorrect (and I am using the same user name and password that I use on desktop A to log on). What am I missing?

    Both computers are on the same Workgroup "WORKGROUP". BTW - and I am not sure if that is relevant - when I try to enter credentials on desktop B and it is asking for User name and Password, just below it says "Domain: " - is my logging name.

    Thanks for any suggestion.
     
    dudley, Dec 18, 2019
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