New laptop can't be accessed by others on network

  1. Posts : 122
    Windows 10 Home

    New laptop can't be accessed by others on network

    That is to say, it can't be accessed by some others on network!

    Dell XPS 15 9560 ~ Windows 10 Home

    (The others are all Windows 10 Pro)

    The XPS is my "working" laptop, on which I surf/email/edit videos/etc-etc. The others merely screen-capture online webcams. Because editing from across a network is so laborious, I've set one of the laptops to save its recordings to a folder on the XPS, that was done a week or so ago. Now I've tried to do the same with 2 others and this is what I get:

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    I've checked every mortal thing I can think of - the network is Private and the XPS has all the correct settings in Control Panel and password-protected sharing is definitely OFF.

    (Incidentally, I recently changed all my laptops' sign-in from original passwords to my Microsoft a/c (after a Microsoft support fella messed up my then main laptop trying to sort out MS Office password failure), however none of my laptops require a sign-in, and I've just double-checked this one in netplwiz.)

    Surely someone's made a utility that one can run and it'll solve all one's network problems

    If not, please think of something I can do
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  2. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro

    Did you join the new laptop to your homegroup ? That`s all you have to do, and mark sure all the Network discovery items are turned on, and turn on what you want to share, it's that easy.

    You have to get your Homegroup password from one of the other PC`s on your network to join the Homegroup.

    It`s all right here :)
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  3. Posts : 122
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    AddRAM said:
    Did you join the new laptop to your homegroup?
    I haven't used a Homegroup for donkeys' years, I just have everything set to share on the network. The thought of setting one up on 6 laptops, most of which I can hardly reach and all of which I can't read text on, is a nightmare.

    That's not to say that yours is not a perfectly sensible suggestion, but I'll need an artificial stimulant to work up the energy first. Thank you, AddRAM :)
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  4. Posts : 6,971
    windows 10

    You setup the share and on the share gave everyone rights? But then you have to set NTFS permissions on the folder or you may have no rights on it.

    It makes life simpler if you have on the PC your connecting to has an account with same name and password as the one your logged in with. By default when you connect Windows passes your username etc to login so if there is an account on there it accepts it
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