Windows 10: Cannot access media player over network

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    windows 10 pro x64
       25 Jan 2016 #1

    Cannot access media player over network - solved for now

    With windows 7 I could simply select my networked media player under Network & transfer files to/from it's HDD.
    Now I've upgraded to W10 it wants me to ENTER NETWORK CREDENTIALS - no idea why!
    Anyhow, read various posts about enabling/disabling various things & turning off password protected sharing, but nothing works. Trouble is I have no idea what to enter as username and password, the web explains what to enter if trying to access another pc but my media player doesn't have a username or password. I just want rid of this box, is there a fix for this?
    Partial solution - It would seem this is down to an incompatibility between the version of SAMBA software my media player uses and Windows 10, I found the following fix on another media players website but it worked for me too. With some SAMBA devices Windows 10 is assuming security is enabled, even when it isn't. The only solution at this time is to enable security and enter a username and password which can then be used as the network credentials. I can only hope that a new firmware release incorporating a SAMBA fix will come along in due course.
    Last edited by smallal; 25 Jan 2016 at 08:56. Reason: Solved
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