Windows 10: Trying to get new Win 10 Laptop to share to drives on my Win 7 PC

  1.    25 Oct 2017 #1

    Trying to get new Win 10 Laptop to share to drives on my Win 7 PC

    My purpose, and my problem is: Windows 10 is a snob and will not SEE any of my Windows 7 devices for sharing or mapping.
    NOR will it show itself to my Windows 7 PC/Laptop.

    I have a Win 7 laptop, HP, and Win 7 HP Desktop and my new Win 10 Lenovo Laptop that will not talk to any Win 7 devices/PC/LAPTOP..

    The Win 7 Desktop PC has attached 3 HD in addition to the boot. One “D” drive, internal, two USB. One of the USBs is called "network" (long story".). AND I need for my Win 10 Laptop to SEE/Share data with my Win 7 Desktop data.

    Now to my new Lenovo Laptop with Win 10. IT would not recognize ANY Win 7 device, PC, USB, etc.

    But on "Superuser" site I found a post with instructions to enter a "policy" to the Windows 10 Registry.

    1. Open Regedt32

    2.Expand the tree to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft\ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ policies \ system.
    3.Create a new key (Right click -> New -> choose “DWORD Value (32bit)”). 4.Name the key “LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy” and give it the value of “1”. Click OK.

    It did then map to "ONE" USB HD on my Windows 7 "desktop" called "network" (name is long story.)


    QUESTION, IS IT DUE TO THE "VALUE "1" and not 2, 3...... Why it did just "one"??

    Now my "network" (named) USB HD attached to my Win 7 Desktop , can be SEEN by my Win 10 Laptop

    BUT not the OTHER USB HD attached to the Win 7 Desktop drives OR my internal "D" drive. Only ONE of the USBs.

    STRANGE to accept only one of the three Win 7 Desktop HDs while rejecting the other two HD,: ONE INTERNAL, THE OTHER AN USB just like the one it accepts.

    If I can not get my new Windows 10 Laptop to MAP/SHARE with Windows 7, I will be forced to revert Win 10 Laptop to Win 7 as using a flash drive to communicate is ridiculous..
    NOTE: Also strange is needing to FIX an issue NOT on a Windows GUI but having to modify the Registry constantly to fix Windows 10 as if Microsoft FORGOT lots of thing in 10 or did not include in their GUI to do something as simple as SHARING HD DRIVES ON A WIRELESS NETWORK ON THE SAME ROUTER between two OS so closely related.

    I have turned off, Defender, etc just in case. But, do not want to operate this way without protection.

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  2.    25 Oct 2017 #2

    On the laptop, browse via File Explorer, click on Home Group on the left pane. Change the location of the computer. Agree to let other computers share with this computer. This will change the WiFi network from Public to Private Network

    Go to Advanced Sharing.
    Check to see if the Private Network Sharing items are checked

    Go to Computer Name Make sure all computers are in the same workgroup name?
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  3.    25 Oct 2017 #3

    My settings are the same as yours EXCEPT (I always use these) but My Window sharing under PRIVATE is missing the last one:

    "password protected option" is not there under "private". When it was, I have, like your "off"
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  4.    25 Oct 2017 #4

    group name, yes. did that in Win 7 too. Avoids confusion. I am the only user.
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