Windows 10: Network Error "Windows cannot access \\folderpath"

  1.    06 Nov 2016 #1

    Network Error "Windows cannot access \\folderpath"


    Two computers, on the same network wired. One the one computer I have a folder being shared, a folder that is on the desktop. I have it to share over the network, also that computer has password protected sharing OFF. On the other computer when I try to access that folder I get this error...

    Network Error

    Windows cannot access \\DESKTOP-XXXXXX\XXXX

    You do not have permission to access \\DESKTOP-XXXXX\XXXX.
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       06 Nov 2016 #2

    Try the IP. If you are running any kind of Internet Security software, it can cause issues with networking, along with not having the adapter set for Private.
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  3.    06 Nov 2016 #3

    bro67 said: View Post
    Try the IP. If you are running any kind of Internet Security software, it can cause issues with networking, along with not having the adapter set for Private.
    I'm sorry what do you mean by "try the ip".
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       07 Nov 2016 #4

    Helltech said: View Post
    I'm sorry what do you mean by "try the ip".
    Try the IP.
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  5.    07 Nov 2016 #5

    bro67 said: View Post
    Try the IP.
    I'm sorry but i Don't know what that means, can you explain it different.
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       07 Nov 2016 #6

    Helltech said: View Post
    I'm sorry but i Don't know what that means, can you explain it different.
    What is the IP of your computer? What is the IP of the device that you need to connect to? This is not hard stuff, since it is the one thing that everyone knows where to find when they are asked and it is how the computers see each other on the network. IP's associate with MAC ID's of network adapters. Netbios is a simple name assigned that can allow lookup with the simple name vs. the IP.

    IP's are always the way that has been used since the dawn of networking for systems to talk to each other on a network and the Internet.
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  7.    07 Nov 2016 #7

    Open a command prompt on your system, then type ipconfig. You'll see an entry come up labeled IPv4 address. Use that to create a UNC name such as \\192.168.0.2\users\public. Instead of a machine name, you're using an equivalent IP address. That's what the first respondent was talking about. Just a different way of identifying a computer on your network.
    Of course, you need to do this on the PC you're trying to reach over the network, and use its address from the machine you're working on. Hope this makes sense.
    No big thing!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  8.    07 Nov 2016 #8

    Even on the pc it will be hard to access the desktop as its private part of a user profile so trying over a network for that folder will only work if you have the rights of that users profile. try another folder outside the users profile
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