Now 2nd machine wants User/pass to file share on LAN (after update)

  1. Posts : 194
    Win 10 Pro 64 Bit

    Now 2nd machine wants User/pass to file share on LAN (after update)

    We've a couple of machines on a home LAN and this first happened to one of them about a week ago. I asked about it here but no solution. Now it has happened to a 2nd machine and broken the whole LAN.
    We've never had a User/password and don't want one.

    How can I remove the User/password dialogs and restore the access there was previously?

    I did try a system restore but was told "No restore points have been created" and I couldn't get the advice (about System protection) to create one to work.

    And advice really appreciated as no LAN access mucks up everything at this end.

    I should add the 'update' was the one that added an item to the tray called "Store".
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  2. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,409
    Mac OS Catalina

    Should have just bumped the other one. Without a follow up on the old thread, we have to start all over from square one. System Restore needs to be enabled and at least 1 to 2 gb for storage. That is a whole separate thing, same as updates.

    Regardless if those updates that I listed in a post are not on the machine, it could come down to a messed up network driver install that is causing SMB/CIFS to not work. Same as Firewall rules or a service that is for networking not enabled and running.
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  3. Posts : 194
    Win 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    I couldn't quite follow / interpret your answer but I now a solution. It may be overly simplistic, but it worked for me (on both machines) so I offer it here just in case someone else is in the same predicament.

    Cause. Unplanned/known windows update. After which a "Store" icon appears in the tray (and who-knows-what else it does)
    Problem: LAN now demands non-existent User/Pass.

    Windows Icon - Shift + click Power button
    I found a mix of options that varied (and were different on each computer too.)
    One that worked here was "Update And Restart" . Ultimately you want a Troublshoot button.
    It's the middle one of three. (Quite possibly you can get to it other ways)
    From there - Advanced settings - then "Go Back to Previous Build".
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  4. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,409
    Mac OS Catalina

    Bumped as in post the word "bump" to move it back to the top.

    You need to go back to the other thread and mark it solved if you are going to start another thread on the same topic.
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