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What needs to change to allow file sharing across a regular share with username and password? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm not sure which version of Windows 8 it is, probably a home version of some sort.  What I want to do is access a share on it from a Windows 7 OS.

    I've disabled simple file sharing under folder options.

    Both OS's have the same username and password.

    I used net share to share a resource on the Win8 and it shows in the net share list.

    When I try to view resources from a Win7 using net view \\win8name, I instantly get access denied.

    What else do I need to change/check?

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:05 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Did it prompt for credential? Can you access the share via its IP addess or UNC from Windows Explorer? If not, please check the following factors.

    1. Don't put the shared folder on system drive.
    2. Set everyone access permission.


    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:09 AM
    Monday, July 15, 2013 7:27 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Did it prompt for credential? Can you access the share via its IP addess or UNC from Windows Explorer? If not, please check the following factors.

    1. Don't put the shared folder on system drive.
    2. Set everyone access permission.


    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:09 AM
    Monday, July 15, 2013 7:27 AM
  • Any update to the current situation?

    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:31 AM
  • I will be trying to work on this again tonight...
    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:31 PM