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Credentials needed to share network computers

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    Windows 8.1

    Credentials needed to share network computers


    Have a Vista and Windows 8.1 computer on home network (Workgroup). I want to be able to have access to each others "Public Folder." When I try to open the other computer via network, I get a prompt asking for a password (credentials). Neither computer uses a password. Is there a way around this?

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    For both PC's:
    Control Panel-> Network and Sharing Center->Change advanced sharing settings
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    Windows 8.1

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    Thanks that did do it. Will this effect security between users on this computer. I don't want users having access to the administrator's account, which is password protected.
    Last edited by whatrymes; 18 Aug 2014 at 21:27. Reason: forgot
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Try to right click on the drive/folder that you want to share ->properties->Security then change the permission from there.
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