Can't Map a Network Drive


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
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    Can't Map a Network Drive


    I have followed instructions on setting up a network drive but I am not able to select a folder. I have network and file sharing turned on.

    Windows version 1909 (OS Build 18363.900)

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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum. Have you right clicked on the folder you want to share and created a share giving everyone rights? Then you connect via \\pcname\sharename
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    Welcome to Ten Forums @rothamar

    Samuria is correct. The PC you are trying to connect to doesn't appear to have any shares available. You need to go to that PC and share a folder on it before you can map a drive to it from this PC.

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  4. Posts : 3
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    Samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum. Have you right clicked on the folder you want to share and created a share giving everyone rights? Then you connect via \\pcname\sharename
    Well that solves that problem. However, I can't access it from another computer on the network. It's saying I don't have permission but the security setting on the shared drive gives full access to Everyone.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 2004 19041.331
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    On both systems, Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on or off.
    Scroll down to SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support. Check Client and Server.
    Click OK and let it update then restart.

    See if that helps.
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    Ztruker said:
    On both systems, Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on or off.
    Scroll down to SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support. Check Client and Server.
    Click OK and let it update then restart.

    See if that helps.
    That seemed to help some. Now, if I am on my desktop I can access files from my laptop. However, I'm still getting permission errors if I try to access the desktop with the laptop.
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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Again on both computers,

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  8. Samuria's Avatar
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    You have set the share to everyone but then you may need to set NTFS permissions on the folder some folders have special permission like anything in a users profile
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