Windows 10: Preserving credentials when sharing folder under Win 10 for Win XP.

  1.    09 Oct 2016 #1

    Preserving credentials when sharing folder under Win 10 for Win XP.

    I would like to share a folder under Windows 10 Professional and access it under venerable Windows XP Home.
    I have no problems with sharing protected by passoword, but after any shut down/restart of Win XP it looses this credentials.
    How could I store this credentials permanently?

    A more detailed description of my configuration:
    • Machine with Windows 10 Pro is called S. This machine has a folder F to be shared. The user and password are respectively: US & PS.
    • Machine with Windows XP Home is called K and similary user & password are: UK & PK. I cannot change the operating system to any newer one.
    • In the physical network there're many other nodes, but there're not mine and I must protect the access to folder F agaist them.
    • I can share this folder F in such manner that accessing it on host K requires enetering username US and password PS. It works fine, but after any shut down/restart I must manually enter these credentials once again.
    • I would like to know how to store this credentials permanently that even after reboot and without any manual activity this resource F would be accessible from K.

    Thank you in advance for your reply.
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       09 Oct 2016 #2

    Did not really need all of that information. If you have mapped drives on any machine, the credentials for those mapped shares are kept under your user profile and in the Registry. If you are having to reenter the credentials every time you log into the machine, then either you have something clearing that information out, or you have not set to remember the credentials in the OS.
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