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trying to share folders on 2 windows 8 PCs-network passwor

  1. #1


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    trying to share folders on 2 windows 8 PCs-network passwor


    hi everyone

    got a bit of a weird one
    ive got 2 windows 8 pcs, ones my trusty old desktop, the other one is a tablet/laptop that ive been using for about a year, recently took it in for repairs and had to reset to factory settings (haven't restored the backup just yet... having some issues in that dept too...)

    anyways im on the tablet, I goto file explorer, select networks, in networks I see my 2 computers, I select my desktop pc and it asks me for a username and password (which to my knowledge do not exist), I jump on my desktop and try entering my laptops shared files, same problem

    where would I be able to view/change this username/password, as its on my personal home network and ive never configured a network password (in fact have shared drives on the network before and never came across this issue)

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    1. Goto: Control Panel->Network and Sharing Center->Change advanced sharing settings
      and set as shown below:
      Click image for larger version
    2. For each shared folder, right click on it->Properties->Security, check if you have a user: Everyone on the list and set the permission to Full. If not then add a user: Everyone then set permission
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    AWESOME, thanks mate that worked perfectly
    cheers
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trying to share folders on 2 windows 8 PCs-network passwor
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