Thanks for the idea, I'm about ready to try anything. Please also selete EveryOne from the list and click Add. Not sure what to look for. Step 4 -- The home and work category With that done, the advanced sharing settings window will open up. Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.
This is crucial because that is the shared drive. For WiFi networks, this screen is useful because you can click on Wireless Properties and then click on the Security tab and view the WiFi password. I tried everything on this thread and elsewhere trying to fix the problem. At the moment I am accessing the network section of explorer. Thanks for the response Wolfgang, Until this morning, I was an administrator and my wife was a limited user.
Password Protected Sharing — I highly recommend turning on password protected sharing because it will force users to enter a username and password for an account on your computer in order to access any data. Without having it in front of me, its a little hard to be sure exactly what it looks like. My machine is the only one this is happening on and I can't pinpoint why. I have already exported the entire registry before and after adjusting the setting. I can ping to it just fine but I'm getting a permissions error when trying to connect to it. I could ping the server but could not access it through network discovery. Only then should you consider changing the 128-bit encryption with 40 or 56-bit encryption.
If you later decide to add a password to your account again, follow Steps 1 and 2 above, and then click Create a Password for Your Account. Set your network to a workplace or workgroup - or whatever that is named in English - as I don't have an English version up in the moment network and set your sharing properties to use username and password instead of homegroup networking connections. Used Beyond Compare to locate any difference, but nothing useful was found. I changed my password for the user name I was sharing with. Keep Reading… File and printer sharing This setting allows Windows to share files and printers as well as access files and printers shared by other computers on the network. The first thing to understand about this info is the network type, which is listed directly below the name of the network. After doing this, all the computers on my homegroup had full control of the shared directory.
It is also the password you use to retrieve your mail from the Network mail server using programs such as Zimbra, Outlook, Thunderbird. Also, imagine the problems you may have when turning off password protected sharing for all network connections. See which will possibly help in this situation. File Sharing Connections — This should always be set to Use 128-bit encryption unless you need to share files with Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 computers. On some computers Ive noticed when clicking my computer instead of going to networks,.
This means others can find your computer on the network, possibly access shared folders, stream media from your computer, etc. The information displayed depends on the network card you are using and the type of connection you have wired or wireless. But we did get the hang of it and we can explain it to you, so that you can set things correctly. Or can it be done under 1. However, once you understand the settings, you can fix problems on your own, increase your privacy, and quickly setup file and printer sharing between multiple computers.
I needed to upgrade her because we have Office 2003 on that box and it won't run as a limited user so I did that this morning. Windows 7 has many advanced settings for each network profile to make sharing easier. Both of these computers prompted for a user name and password. Sometimes, Windows will ask you if you want to enable sharing or find devices once you connect to a network and if you say yes, it will make the network private. When I am at home I want my shared folders to be automatically available to the other computers on my network.
I was looking for a solution for this problem too, and I found the solution. The Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7, 8 and 10 is one of the more important and useful Control Panel apps that lets you see information about your network and lets you make changes that can affect how you access resources on the network. What this means in practice is that when you open Windows Explorer, you might see the name of another computer connected to your network under Network Locations. We are all joined on the same homegroup. I know you'll have to reach into your deep archive for this, but I can't find a way to 'undo' the accessing of win7 or 8. If password protected sharing is turned on, people on your network will not be able to access shared folders on other computers on the network, including the except on a , unless they log in to a with a on the computer that has the shared folders stored on it.