1.    05 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    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.    05 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    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.    05 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,382
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    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.    06 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Ztruker
    Making that change got rid of the password request but access is still denied
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  5.    06 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    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.    06 Oct 2015 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,382
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    You're welcome, glad you got it fixed.
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