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#1 denmla1000


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 06:03 AM

Hi all,


I am having this problem for a while, and I tried many things but nothing works.

It is simple acctualy. I have a computer on a local home network that have shared folder but when I click on this computer from another it asks for Network Password.

Now, I do have this password and I can log on using it, but I know I can log in wothout a password.

I have laptop that is identical as this troubled laptop, and everyone else can log in to it on my work, at home, and everywhere else I have been.


Both computers have this same set:

Win 7

No Homegroup

Same Workgroup (WORKGROUP)

Shared folder are shared by addding EVERYONE read/write perrmision

Password protocted sharing is turned off

Guest accounts are enabled from security policy

Networks that are used are all wireless, all UTP Cable and mixed


I simply can not find any reason for one laptop to be able to provide access to its content without network password and other can't.


If anyone else found this problem (or long waited solution) please respond.



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#2 ElfBane


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 03:17 PM

I guess I would try NTFS permissions next.

#3 Wand3r3r


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 04:40 PM

It's not NTFS asking for a password.  It's basic logon authencation.  Problem is your account on that machine is not using the same password as you are when you logon to your machine.  Go to that machine and change your user accounts password to match the one you regularly use.

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

Workgroups can get a little finicky. Do the following (and I do this when dealing with 2 or more computers on a workgroup).


I create the same user ID on all computers (1 or 6 of them don't matter but make sure they are the same on all)

I create a password (I tried no/blank passwords in the past and found for shares it at times don't like that)


Usually after that any sharing is a piece of cake.


If you want to have the PC login without having to type the password there are tricks to that but this is about sharing.

Edited by Ivy74, 15 October 2014 - 11:01 AM.


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