Windows 10: Win10 asking for Shared Folder when none are set?

  1.    31 Mar 2018 #1

    Win10 asking for Shared Folder when none are set?

    Hi all!

    My shared folder settings have been doing great ages now, but I've run into an issue in the last week where my Win10 desktop and my brother's Win10 desktop are both always asking for a username and password to Shared Folders that have no username and password set...?

    This is only on my home network, so none of the Sharing settings on any of our machines are set to use passwords. I've checked the Advanced Sharing settings in Win10 numerous times now and passworded sharing is turned OFF (it is also turned off on the below-mentioned Linux machines as well, so shares from my Win10 and Linux machines should require NO password).

    Windows asks for a password for the shares from both of our Windows 10 desktops and the Samba shares coming from my three Linux machines as well. It never used to do this and, as far as I can tell (as mentioned above), passworded sharing is turned off on both Win10 machines as it always was - I have not changed ANY sharing settings in a year as everything was working fine.

    I haven't tried to access a share in probably a week or two, so no idea when this started - was there a recent Windows update that changed something? When I DO enter the username and password for the Shares that Win10 is now suddenly asking for for the machines I am trying to connect to, it WILL connect no problem and work as it always has. My point is that I have passworded sharing turned OFF but it asks anyway, which is a bit of a pain on my own personal network...and it always worked fine and never did this until now...

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
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  2.    01 Apr 2018 #2

    I should also mention, I have 'SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support' enabled in Windows Features as well! I'm stumped!
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  3.    01 Apr 2018 #3

    By default windows passes username password your logged in with has that changed and is there an account on the target with same username/password
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  4.    01 Apr 2018 #4

    None of the computers have the same username and password, but that shouldn't matter as it worked like this for years with no issues and never asked for 'Network Credentials' until now.

    The only password that has changed is the password on my own Win10 machine (which is signed in through my Microsoft Account) that I am trying to access everything FROM, so that shouldn't affect the passwords it is asking for on the other machines whose shares I am trying to connect TO. As you said, even if Win10 passes the current machine's username/password on automatically to access shares, even with changing mine, it shouldn't matter as all the machines had different usernames and passwords anyway.

    It had never asked for as password for the shares on any of the other machines before, but is doing so now. All the shares on the other machines have permissions set for the 'Everyone' group to 'Full Control' (i.e. read/write) and all are set to have password protected sharing turned off.
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