Finding Credentials


  1. Posts : 279
    Win 10 Pro 64 Bit
       #1

    Finding Credentials


    I have a destop and laptop pc connected together. The laptop can see everything on the desktop, but not the other way round. It asks for Credentials.
    From Googling it seems Credentials are Name of Computer (in my case Laptop) and password used to login to Windows.
    Well I don't have one.
    I do have a Microsoft A/c password but that doesn't work.
    Is there any way to find what credentials it wants?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #2

    Hey Jamis1093,
    1. On the laptop are you using a MS account or a local account to sign in with ?
    2. If using a local account did you set a password ?

    Credentials are located in Control Panel >Credentials Manager > Windows Credentials
    Internet or Network Locations - PCNAME
    Username - your username
    Password - your password

    Note:
    If you're using a MS account to sign in with the username / password is your MS Email / Password
    If you're using a Local account to sign in with the username / password is what you setup
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 279
    Win 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the reply :)

    Eagle51 said:
    Hey Jamis1093,
    1. On the laptop are you using a MS account or a local account to sign in with ?
    I'm not really sure. i just turn it on! I had some assistance to get it like this.
    For a while the Laptop told me there was an Microsoft a/c problem which I fixed, although first it asked for my gmail pw but then said that was no good. So I used what I've called the laptop password (which isn't normally used for anything afaik, and I found it in an old list) and it accepted that. However neither worked as the wanted "credential'.
    2. If using a local account did you set a password ?

    Credentials are located in Control Panel >Credentials Manager > Windows Credentials
    Internet or Network Locations - PCNAME
    Username - your username
    Password - your password

    I found them. But the pw is just a series of asterisks.

    Note:
    If you're using a MS account to sign in with the username / password is your MS Email / Password
    Is the MS email the gmail email ?
    If you're using a Local account to sign in with the username / password is what you setup
    That is what i think I've neither of.
    is there a way to determine which a/c type is in place?
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #4

    That is what i think I've neither of.
    is there a way to determine which a/c type is in place?
    Check this tutorial - How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 279
    Win 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks Eagles. All sorted :)
    Was an MS account and the laptop (not gmail) password.

    Much appreciated.. this had bugged me for months.
      My Computer


 

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