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File Sharing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Lucky5tar, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. Lucky5tar

    Lucky5tar Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2008
    Trying to share files on a home network. This has worked fine but for some reason stopped working today.

    I created a share on one PC, and on my laptop when I access it, it asks for a username and password. I never understood why as under the advanced settings I said everyone can do everything. Anyway I usually entered my home username ( chris-home\chris) and password, but now when I do this it says the username or password is incorrect.

    Why do I even need a username and password in the first place, and how can I get it to work?

    I can't enter chris-laptop\chris as a user in the permissions window because it can't see chris-laptop as an object.

    I want to be able to access LAN computers without having to type a username and password.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Turn on simple sharing, it will eliminate the password prompt.

    If you still want to control permissions, you can create a user account with the same name/password as is used by the laptop to login to Windows, that will also eliminate the password prompt.
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