Networking 2 PSís

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  1. Posts : 317
    windows 10

    Networking 2 PSís

    In the office we have 2 PCís that originally came with win8
    but now are running win 10. Both where set up that they could see the other PC
    and also where able to open and change any file on it. After an update/upgrade
    this is no longer possible. The strange part is that they still can print on
    the other pcs printer.
    When I open file explorer and click on network then on add
    devices and printers, under Bluetooth & other devices, I can see the other
    computer, but below it says: not connected.
    This is the exact same thing on both PCís
    Can anyone tell me where to go next?
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  2. Posts : 6,904
    windows 10

    You dont do it that way first have you shared fold and set permission then in explorer click on network to see the shares
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  3. Posts : 317
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Both PC show: C:/ shared and have full permissions for everyone
    what is next
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  4. Posts : 8,614
    Mac OS Catalina

    Check Advanced Sharing in Network Center in the Control Panel to make sure that Discovery for Private networks is enabled, all PC’s are in a Private Network in Network Properties in System Settings for the adapter being used. Printers should not be on individual machines, they really need to be on a Print Server if they are not Wifi or Ethernet capable. Files should be on a Cloud Share like Sharepoijnt for Office365 Business, G Drive for Google or even a NAS. You are better off keeping a local copy of files and Cloud Based for backups and in case local files cannot be accessed.
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  5. Posts : 6,904
    windows 10

    Sharing c: and giving everyone rights is madness andy hacker. virus can run amuck. It will also confuse windows by default c is already shared as a hidden admin share c$ so you can connect to it and need to provide admin user and password on the pc you connecting to so you would connect \\pcname\c$ but the share is only part of the story you must have permission set on NTFS or you cant do anything
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  6. Posts : 317
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, but the printer are working fine as i said even tho the pc's can't see each other, Private network discovery is enabled as is printer sharing. We don't have cloud and I don't think we need that, because it was working just fine before. there are only 2 computers here, nothing fancy

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    How do I get
    permission set on NTFS?
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  7. Posts : 1,613
    Windows 10 Home

    "...permission set on NTFS..." Samuria, I have a similar problem, how does one set NTFS permissions, I have already set the folders.
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  8. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110

    See instructions here: Setting NTFS Permissions
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  9. Posts : 317
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Jacee,
    I am not in the office next week, so i will have to play with this after I am back
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  10. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110

    Also make sure all computers are set to "workgroup" in order to share files.
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