Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network


  1. Posts : 5
    Win 8.1
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    Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network


    I'm John and I'm unable to share a folder on my PC with a specific person on a different PC on our home workgroup network. I can share the folder with Everyone, but Windows fails to find the specific user on our home network. We have 3 Win 10 PCs on our home network: MaryPC (user account is Mary), JohnPC (user account is John), and TheaterPC (user account is JM), and all are visible on File Explorer on all PCs. The Workgroup name is Golden. We do not use any log-in credentials to access any of these PCs; i.e. no usernames nor passwords are required nor do they exist.
    I'm able to share my Music, Pictures, and Video folders with Everyone (with R/W permissions) in the Golden Workgroup. However, I am unable to share my Medical folder (for example) with Mary only. When I try to share this folder with a specific person (by trying to add Mary), Windows responds that it is unable to find user Mary. In trying to add Mary to the list of specific persons, I've tried numerous combinations of Mary and/or Golden/MaryPC/Users/Mary to no avail. This same problem exists on MaryPC and on the TheaterPC when trying to share a folder from those PCs to a specific person on another networked PC. Sharing a folder with Everyone works fine across the Workgroup, but sharing a folder with a specific person/user on the network is hitting a brick wall. Any solution ideas?
    Last edited by Sgooter; 04 Aug 2016 at 05:20.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    windows 10
       #2

    It should be \\marypc\mary
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  3. Posts : 5
    Win 8.1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks Samuria, but this didn't work. Still says "Windows was unable to find \\MaryPC\Mary"
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