Win 10 laptop can't see a folder on desktop


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    Win 10 laptop can't see a folder on desktop


    Hi

    My network is really simple. A win10 laptop and a win10 desktop. The desktop has a couple of hard drives and the laptop needs to see one of them.

    At various times it's all been good but then something mysterious happens and we're back to square one.

    So
    • I've set up a homegroup and both computers belong to it
    • I've set up sharing so that the homegroup can read/write
    • I've added my husbands email address as a user on the desktop and accepted the invitation so that it doesn't show as pending


    Yet, when I go to the laptop
    • I can see the homegroup and the two computers that are in it
    • I can see the network and the same two computers
    • If I click on the drives I get a no-permission error


    I've obviously missed a step somewhere and I've gone over tutorials and guides but can't work out what it is. Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #2

    FWIW I've just changed a setting to use user accounts and passwords to connect

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    So when the laptop connects it gets asked for a password - I enter in the Windows password used when logging in etc and it's rejected.

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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,502
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #3

    Turn off Password protected sharing??? That's what I do, but only on the internal LAN side, not the external/public side.

    Right click on Network and select Properties.
    Click on Change advanced sharing settings at left.
    Click the down arrow next to All Networks at the bottom.
    Select Turn off password protected sharing.
    Click the Save changes button.
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks Ztruker
    Making that change got rid of the password request but access is still denied
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Yay, fixed by doing the homegroup version of a reboot - I got the laptop to leave the homegroup and rejoin and somehow whatever was wrong got reset. #sofrustratedrightnow

    thanks Ztruker for pitching in to help :)
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,502
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #6

    You're welcome, glad you got it fixed.
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