My Win10 laptop can't see my Win10 desktop printer

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  1. Blackink's Avatar
    Posts : 74
    Windows 10 Pro
       #31

    gwandless said:
    Checked printer sharing settings on system where printer is attached, and are as you suggested.

    Function discovery stuff all on.

    Greg

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    After rechecking printer sharing settings I tried turning it off then back on.

    Now have access to printer from laptop (sys2).
    Checked Function Discover setting on my new tablet, not turned on. Turned on now I see sys1,2 and 3 on sys3.

    I still cannot access my laptop from tablet. "Access denied" error.
    Again I can't figure out how to give access to "the system" ie the whole laptop not just a folder or file.
    And when you go into your Network and Sharing Center and click on the left where it says-Change advanced sharing settings, you've done this already? Make sure Private settings have Turn on Network Discovery and below that Turn on file and print sharing.
    Then in Guest or Public, you've done the same thing?
    And in All Networks, Turn off password protection sharing?
    These are steps you've done already?
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  2. TV2's Avatar
    TV2
    Posts : 1,772
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #32

    Well, sounds like progress. So the printer problem is now solved?

    gwandless said:

    I still cannot access my laptop from tablet. "Access denied" error.
    Again I can't figure out how to give access to "the system" ie the whole laptop not just a folder or file.

    My understanding is that Windows wants us to share files, folders, and devices. Not entire systems. Not even entire partitions (although that can be done in settings).
    So you may have to accept the access you can get, or go advanced and start a new thread to ask the question of "How do I share my entire device?"
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  3. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #33

    TV2 said:
    Well, sounds like progress. So the printer problem is now solved?




    My understanding is that Windows wants us to share files, folders, and devices. Not entire systems. Not even entire partitions (although that can be done in settings).
    So you may have to accept the access you can get, or go advanced and start a new thread to ask the question of "How do I share my entire device?"
    You have to enable administrative shares on all the PCs (pretty sure they are disabled in current w10 versions). Then you would be able to access any drive from any computer using an administrator account.
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #34

    How does one do that...


    Yes, printer access is solved!!!!!

    How does one enable administrative access?
    Thanks,
    Greg
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    TV2
    Posts : 1,772
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #35

    Hi Greg
    Review this tutorial here:
    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10

    It will tell you everything you need to know about sharing on a network. Skip down to the last 2 options to see the part about giving advanced permissions.
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