Network PC setup to share drives but needs credentials


  1. Posts : 8
    windows 10
       #1

    Network PC setup to share drives but needs credentials


    I have a peer to peer network setup. On one of the PC's I have shared the drive but when other users try to access the drive it asks for credentials? I have changed the settings in the sharing tab but still not allowing others to access
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  2. Posts : 6,977
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    You say shared a drive what drive? If you share c you will all sorts of problems as a lot of folders are blocked even when local. You can create a share for everyone but then NTFS permissions will kick in and if they are owned by someone else you won't get in you will have to set the NTFS permissions
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    a separate media drive d:\
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  4. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
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    Hey fionab,
    Did you grant Everyone full control to the Share Permissions and NTFS Permissions ?
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  5. Posts : 6,977
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    By default the folders created on d will be owned by the user who created them. If you connect and you have an account on the PC with same name and password Windows will pass it by default so no password needed
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    Thread Starter
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    Hi there, How do you setup NTFS permissions? The PC with the share drive D:\ does not have a password currently.
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    fionab said:
    Hi there, How do you setup NTFS permissions? The PC with the share drive D:\ does not have a password currently.
    Strictly speaking, The PC with the shared drive does have a local account with a password - it's just that the password is blank.

    To gain access to files on that share you need to connect with the same username and password (none, in this case) as the local account on the PC that owns the folders/files in the shared drive, share permissions granted to Everyone is not sufficient. You can grant file/folder access to other accounts (or Everyone) by changing the local ntfs permissions.

    Change Permissions of Objects for Users and Groups in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 8
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    Great adding a password solved the issue
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