Windows 10: Cannot access shared network drive Solved

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  1.    10 Aug 2015 #11

    DTG1 said: View Post
    I just set up sharing for my devices, I use User Accounts for them. Ran into a little problem sharing folders with the devices setup as user accounts. I set up Sharing to be identical for all shared folders, then, I found some folders could share and others would show but you couldnt explore them (no permissions message popup). After some head bashing, I compared permissions on the Security tab, and figured out that windows 10 required me to have "Authenticated Users" on Security tab/settings to share thru user accounts. Hope this helps.
    I did not see this as an issue, I think this was because the network drive is on a Win8.1 system and my sister's laptop is running Win 10.
    How/where did you establish the "Authenticated Users" (pictures would be appreciated for us dummies )
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  2.    10 Aug 2015 #12

    topgundcp said: View Post
    On each shared drive. Right click on each->Properties->Security and make sure user "Everyone" is on the list with full permission. If not, click on Edit and add to the list. As shown below:
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    AH!!!! SUCCESS!!!!! Much thanks for your feedback, this has been a problem for me for years.
    With this there is no need to create a user account on the pc that owns the drive.
    YEA, you got my vote for best solution.

    I went down the path just to set Sharing. IMHO if you have Everyone on the Sharing tab they should be automatically on the Security tab with the same rights.

    I now have Security settings (Full) being applied on all of my shared drives. Because of the size of these drives (1TB to 14TB) it will take a bit of time even with a six core processor.
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  3.    10 Aug 2015 #13

    ...and your WORKGROUP type is Work and not Home? This has always worked for me
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #14

    UKMedia said: View Post
    ...and your WORKGROUP type is Work and not Home? This has always worked for me
    Sorry but I'm not sure what you mean by WORKGROUP type is Work and not Home. I just ensure that all of the computers are in the same WORKGROUP and I always just use WORKGROUP as the name. Possible the following image will answer your question. Click image for larger version. 

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  5.    10 Aug 2015 #15

    I just realized that the post topgundcpmade is no longer in the forum or at least I don't see it. Following is an image similar to what was included in the post
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    When I viewed the properties on my drives and selected the Security tab the user Everyone was not in the list. After adding Everyone to the list the access worked as expected. Previously I had just clicked on the Sharing tab and ensured that Everyone had full permissions.

    BTW the setting for my 14TB drive (hardware RAID 5 array) is still running and it has been for over five hours. It is taking a LOT longer to apply the setting than I expected, the other seven drives applied the settings a long time ago but they are much smaller. The array is almost full thus windows has a LOT of work to do when applying this setting.
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  6.    10 Aug 2015 #16

    Personally, I wouldnt use Everyone. If anyone hacks into you, they have full access to everything and can demolish everything on your raid. I would rather set up accounts and access separately for each person. That way, I know who did all that damage. In the end with a little extra work, I feel more secure by using Authenticated Users.


    If this helps.
    step 1 create non-microsoft account and without email and address without admin rights
    step 2 share a drive or folder to specific user account (if Everyone is listed, remove it)
    step 3 set security > add Authenticated Users (if more than 1 account) or add specific users
    step 3a remove Everyone from list
    step 3b uncheck full control and write for all items listed except SYSTEM and Admin account.
    step 4 right click Start > Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares ... to verify settings and change anything else. You can also see the number of connections to each share here.
    Last edited by DTG1; 10 Aug 2015 at 13:50.
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  7.    20 Nov 2015 #17

    jgt1942 said: View Post
    I just realized that the post topgundcpmade is no longer in the forum or at least I don't see it. Following is an image similar to what was included in the post
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    When I viewed the properties on my drives and selected the Security tab the user Everyone was not in the list. After adding Everyone to the list the access worked as expected. Previously I had just clicked on the Sharing tab and ensured that Everyone had full permissions.

    BTW the setting for my 14TB drive (hardware RAID 5 array) is still running and it has been for over five hours. It is taking a LOT longer to apply the setting than I expected, the other seven drives applied the settings a long time ago but they are much smaller. The array is almost full thus windows has a LOT of work to do when applying this setting.
    Thanks a lot. I spent hours to understand why my W10 PC had access to my W7 PC, but W7 PC had no access to W10 PC in the workgroup environment. All sharing options were set to "everyone".
    I did not realize that also in de Security tab the user "everyone" had to be defined. Thanks!
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  8.    20 Dec 2015 #18

    Thanks a lot with this Thread I finally figured out how networking work with Win10.


    Even if it's on my personal network I've created a simple new user with the same name password on each computers of my network just for sharing files.

    The network is just for me it make thing harder in case someone try to hack my network and delete "just for the fun" it add a security layer. I feel more secure this way than having it shared to "EVERYONE" with full permission. I removed also the "public share" since I don't use them .

    Thanks again to all contributors.
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  9.    29 Dec 2015 #19

    DTG1 said: View Post
    If this helps.
    step 1 create non-microsoft account and without email and address without admin rights
    step 2 share a drive or folder to specific user account (if Everyone is listed, remove it)
    step 3 set security > add Authenticated Users (if more than 1 account) or add specific users
    step 3a remove Everyone from list
    step 3b uncheck full control and write for all items listed except SYSTEM and Admin account.
    step 4 right click Start > Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares ... to verify settings and change anything else. You can also see the number of connections to each share here.
    I could scream! so much time wasted on this stupid error, as if time is not precious enough!
    It probably would work fine if I could see the other computer! But I cannot see the other computer!
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  10.    09 Jan 2016 #20

    I was just going through this too. The name of the PC I'm trying to connect to is "TV", and say that the TV main user account is 'ebswift'. When connecting to the PC, connect as a different user, and instead of the usual 'ebswift' and 'password', put 'TV\ebswift' then the password. The account then connects and the shared drives show up.
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