Windows 10: Win 10 PC accessing a Win 10 Everyone share prompted for credentials Solved

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    Windows 10 Home
       06 Sep 2015 #1

    Win 10 PC accessing a Win 10 Everyone share prompted for credentials

    I have a new Windows 10 Home computer and I've selected a folder and shared it. I've added Everyone to the Share Permissions list with Full Control.

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    I've selected "Turn off password protected sharing" in the Advance Sharing Center.

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    When I try to access the share with a Windows 7 laptop in the home it connects right away without a prompt for credentials. When I try to access the share from another Windows 10 device (Surface) there is a prompt for credentials and I am unable to access the shared folder. There are no common account names between machines on my home network.

    On the Windows 10 machine which is trying to connect I have run Net use * /DELETE and removed all Windows Credentials using the Credentials Manager then rebooted both machines a few times. Still though the Windows 7 machine can access the share with no credentials and the Windows 10 machine can't access it at all.

    My goal is to get the share working for the Windows 10 machine as it works for the Windows 7. Full access, no prompt for credentials. I've workaround steps that will provide access so that type of information isn't needed.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my post and any help would be most appreciated.
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    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       06 Sep 2015 #2

    I've got this working although I'm not entirely certain as to why. The Windows 10 machine that was trying to connect had been logged on to with a Microsoft account which was created on purchase. I created a new local account on that machine and then tried accessing the share with complete success. I'm sure there is some kind of reason for this behavior but I am unable to provided it.
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  3.    06 Sep 2015 #3

    I had the same problem. Solved by accident. When the Windows 10 ask for credentials use the Microsoft account and password you use to log on to the Windows 10 machine. Hope it works for you too.
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4

    No Windows account and still a problem

    I have once laptop with the Microsoft account and login in as you said, however, the other machine is not logged in and I have no idea how to access it's public folders. No matter what I type in the network credentials i cannot access the shared folder or map a network drive.

    LOL, i just added a username and password to my wife's laptop and when I try to connect on the network it does not accept the password. LOL this is seriously ludicrous.
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  5.    20 Dec 2015 #5

    I had the same problem.
    I setup a shared folder in a laptop running Windows 10 Pro, with NO homegroup and the password protected sharing set to OFF.

    A second laptop with Windows 10 Home, which was trying to access the shared folder, had logged in with a MS account.
    When asked for UserName/Password, as chrismine mentioned, I typed the MS account credentials used to login to this second laptop…. and bingo!!!...everything worked.

    I presume that there would be no credentials request, if the second laptop had logged in with a local account, but I haven’t tried it.

    Hope that helps someone else, although KUDOS go to chrismine, for his “accidental” solution.
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