Windows Credentials Help


  1. Posts : 8
    Win 7 and Win 10
       #1

    Windows Credentials Help


    I would like to map a drive from my computer to my wife's on a local network. When I am at her computer trying to do this it asks for my computer's user name and password which I do not know. Is there a way to find this out?
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  2. Posts : 8,104
    windows 10
       #2

    By default it passes the username and password your logged in as but its asking for the username and password on your wifes pc ideally and admin.
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  3. Posts : 4,791
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #3

    Go to Search and type View PC Name and press enter to know the name of the computer.
    Your User Name and Password are the name you click on or type in when you login to your computer followed by your password.
    If you login automatically, then you probably don't have a password. Click on the Start Button (Flag) in the lower left. On the very top icon on the left side of the start menus is your User Name. Or you can go to Search and type netplwiz and press Enter, the highlighted user that is not Administrator is Your User Name.
    Go to Settings/Network and Internet/Ethernet/Network and Sharing Center/Change Advanced Settings on the left panel. All Networks/Turn Off Password Protected Sharing. Then you won't have to type in a User Name or Password.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Win 7 and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    When I click map drive, it open a window with drive Z. When I browse and choose my computer, it then opens another pop up asking for my computer's user name and password which I have no idea what it is.

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    OK, I found the computer's name but when I log in, I use a 4 digit pin. Could this be the password?

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    @spunk, that did the trick, thank you! do I have to worry about security doing this? I do have Guest or Public network and file sharing turned off.
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  5. Posts : 869
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #5

    LarryT454 said:
    I would like to map a drive from my computer to my wife's on a local network. When I am at her computer trying to do this it asks for my computer's user name and password which I do not know. Is there a way to find this out?
    Click Start / Settings / Accounts. There you'll see your User Name. Click "Manage My Microsoft Account" There you can change your password. If you can't remember it just click "Forgot Password" and follow the prompts.
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  6. Posts : 8
    Win 7 and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Will changing my password create any problems with other devices networked to my computer or maybe with my router? This stuff is all pretty new to me.
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  7. Posts : 4,791
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #7

    If you login with a Microsoft account (ie) Email Address, any other device or app that you login with your Microsoft account would also have to change to the new password, you then can create a new pin. If you have a Local account, then it only affects this computer. Your Microsoft account is not used for your Router.
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  8. Posts : 8
    Win 7 and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thank you Spunk!
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