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Solved Can't share folders from or to my windows 8 pc.


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I have 2 windows 7 pc's with same login-name/password that I can password protected share fine folders between them. Fron Explorer I right-click a folder and share it to the other pc by entering in the login-name/password. I know this is how it is suppose to work and it does. Now I'm trying to share folders between a newer windows 8.1 pc, the windows 7 pc's and think I know why it does not work, but not how to fix it. This is because I do not know windows 8.1 very well.

The Windows 8.1 pc has a different login/user-name of "uuuuu ttttt", a different password pwp, a ms account of [email protected] a computer name cccc and the same workgroup name as the 2 win 7 pc's. I put a "uuuuu ttttt" user account with the pwp password on a win 7 pc which has a computername pc-pc, a login-name hh and the same password pw. I also put a hh/pw user account on the win 8.1 pc.

No matter what I enter for for a computer/user name when I try to share a win 7 folder with the specific windows 8 user account it says it cannot find that user. I think I should type in the Add box "cccc\uuuuu ttttt".

When I try to share a win 8.1 folder ff it goes to advanced sharing and I can share, but does not let me exactly specify the the win 7 user, but just a general share. The win 7 pc then shows the share under network, but right clicking it says I do not have permissions for \\cccc\ff"

I do not seem to understand sharing in either direction with a windows 8.1 pc. Can anybody help?
 

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  • OS
    win 7 ultimate
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Harrylowt

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Thanks for the tutorials. I had seen them before, but a second look and thought made me realize I did not have the right accounts/users/passwords setup on my machines. Now I can share every way to Sunday.

Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7 ultimate
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop