Have never been able to figure out the correct "Network Credentials" and password to enter to allow network access from one PC to the other. So I turned off "password protected sharing (PPS)" on my desktop and laptop and now I can access either PC.

I've seen posts that advise to never turn off PPS for security reasons. My question is this:

BACKGROUND:
I created a folder on my C: drives named "SharedFolder" in both my laptop and desktop. I shared those folders with "Everyone" permission with full control. The "SharedFolder" is the only thing that is shared on both computers. Turned PPS off on both PCs.

QUESTION:
With PPS turned off but with only one folder shared on each PC, won't this prevent a hacker from accessing anything else on my PCs? Is my method flawed?

(Am running Win10 on both PCs.)