Windows 10: WINDOWS 10 folder sharing

  1.    16 Oct 2016 #1

    WINDOWS 10 folder sharing

    I have Windows 10 installed on my PC and i am coming from windows XP. On windows xp i was able to setup folders as shared folders that did not require a password or any other authentication. This allowed me to share folders via my kodi (android tv box). I am having nothing but trouble attempting to share on windows 10.

    I do not want a password or any authentication. I just want to be able to access my \\ipaddress\ files without any other prompts.

    Currently i see the folders that i have shared but i can not access the folders. It still asks for a password and username.

    In the network and sharing center i have public networking sharing on and password protection off.

    What am i missing?
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  2.    16 Oct 2016 #2

    What system is trying to access the shared folders , another local windows 10 PC?

    If it's another local Windows 10 PC then both join the same Homegroup , then it can access the shared folders....

    If not , and be CAREFUL with this one ... using this will mean anyone that can get into your LAN will have access to your shared folders.

    Go to Control Panel
    Network and sharing center
    Change advanced sharing settings
    Enable Turn Off password protect sharing option.

    This will allow access to the shared folders without a login.
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