Home network keeps asking for credentials when password is set to off.


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 / Windows 11
       #1

    Home network keeps asking for credentials when password is set to off.


    The 'host' machine is a windows 10 - I have set up a network sharing a folder within my 'C:' drive I have made sure the network is set to private and that file sharing is turned on. I have also checked the radio button to show that 'Turn off password protected sharing' is active.. When I go to access this from another machine - Windows 11 - It keeps asking me for credentials for my windows 10 machine. I have tried to restart - recheck password and uncheck it again to 'reset' but still keeps asking for credentials. I am at a loss.. I really need this to work as I have around 5 machines that need to connect eventually, but can't even get one to connect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: I have managed to solve this by just adding a generic windows credential on the host machine. Not ideal but at least the functionality now works.
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  2. Posts : 8,096
    windows 10
       #2

    By default all drives are shared with a admin share with a $ is c$ sharing c is madness as any virus malware or hacker has full access
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  3. Posts : 31,580
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    BeerHuntor said:
    The 'host' machine is a windows 10 - I have set up a network sharing a folder within my 'C:' drive I have made sure the network is set to private and that file sharing is turned on. I have also checked the radio button to show that 'Turn off password protected sharing' is active.. When I go to access this from another machine - Windows 11 - It keeps asking me for credentials for my windows 10 machine. I have tried to restart - recheck password and uncheck it again to 'reset' but still keeps asking for credentials. I am at a loss.. I really need this to work as I have around 5 machines that need to connect eventually, but can't even get one to connect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Welcome to Ten Forums.

    All my machines, Win10 or Win11, have a C:\Temp folder that is shared with share permissions set to 'Everyone: full control' and password protected sharing turned off. I have found that for access to work seamlessly I also have to set the ntfs permission for the shared folder to 'Everyone: full control'. I use the same local user account name on each PC with no password set on most of them so in most cases I can connect straight away. I only get challenged for credentials when connecting to (or from) one of the few laptops I take out of the house (only these PCs have a password).

    What version of Windows 11 are you running? MS are tightening up on security, the latest Insider Dev builds now will refuse to connect to a share where the account on the machine you are connecting to has no password. This should be coming to the retail build of Pro soon, so be prepared.
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    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Samuria said:
    By default all drives are shared with a admin share with a $ is c$ sharing c is madness as any virus malware or hacker has full access
    The OP did say they were "sharing a folder within my 'C:' drive".
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  5. Posts : 16,901
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #5

    I agree with Bree.

    You might like to work through your network settings using this checklist:
    A consolidated network setup checklist [post #4] - TenForums
    This procedure has never failed me.


    Best of luck,
    Denis



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