Windows 10: Share via workgroup between local and MS account on two PCs


  1. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       14 Sep 2015 #1

    Share via workgroup between local and MS account on two PCs


    I can't access my laptop which is using a Microsoft account from my Desktop using a local account. Both running Windows 10 Pro X64.

    I'm using workgroup, not homegroup.

    I know I've read of people making this work but I'm not having any luck finding those threads now so can anyone point me in the right direction?

    I can go the other way with no problem, from the MS account on the laptop to the local account on the desktiop.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2015 #2

    Fixed it though it's totally backward as far as I can see.

    Went into Settings, Network & Internet, Change advanced sharing options, All networks and selected

    Turn off password protected sharing

    on the Desktop. It was already off on the Laptop. Now I can access folders and files in both directions via the workgroup.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3,438
    EL Capitan
       15 Sep 2015 #3

    For some reason, Microsoft has made it so that you have to map a share.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       15 Sep 2015 #4

    No, I'm not mapping anything. I just browse to any of my shares via Network or This PC as I did with XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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