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Windows 8 Share Prompting for Password

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    Windows 8.1 HP

    Windows 8 Share Prompting for Password

    My Setup: I have a Windows 8.1 Home Premium PC acting as a server. It has Password Protected Sharing Turned Off, andit has 'Everyone' permission on both the folder share and folder security. Now, in past, especially with Windows 7, this was enough to make this work, but something must be different with Windows 8. My other W8 PC is using a microsoft account so it does have a password.

    What Happens: When I browse to the server I get prompted for username and pass, if I spam anything into the username field, it will let me in.

    What I know will fix it: Adding my username and password to the server that is on my W8 PC.

    What I don't want to do: See above

    So does anyone have any idea how to get around this issue? I want the share to be open as possible, without prompting for password for anyone. I'm guessing the issue is because my other PC has a password, but it doesn't make sense that it is prompting me when everyone should have access regardless.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    What about stuff in the Public folder? Can you access files there without a password?
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