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Share drive between two computers on the same network

  1. #1


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1

    Share drive between two computers on the same network


    Hi guys,
    I have two computers on a large desk side by side. Both are running Windows 8.1
    I have a drive on computer A which I want to be able to access on computer B.

    I have gone into advanced sharing for the drive and enabled sharing.
    However, when I go to map the drive on computer B, I get an error that I don't have permission to access that drive.

    What am i missing here? Neither computers are using logins/passwords for the admin user account.

    help!

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Couple of places you want to check:
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks topgun, everything is set correctly. I still get:

    "you do not have permission to access \\blackbox\media"
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I assume that blackbox is the computer name, am I correct ?
    Also look in security tab to see if you have a user: Everyone added with full permission

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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Beautiful! You fixed it. The everyone group was not there!

    Thank you
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