1.    16 Jul 2017 #1
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    Cannot access a shared folder on another PC


    I have 3 PCs on a network using Windows 10. I have a shared folder on one PC. Of the other 2 PCs, one can access the folder and the other cannot. The one that cannot is asking for network credentials. Just the other day the 2 PCs could access the shared folders. I did not set this up but I need to resolve it for my friend who also did not set it up.
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  2.    16 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
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    When it asks you need to give it a username and password for an account on the PC your connecting to. If you turn off password for the sharing it shouldn't happen
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  3.    18 Jul 2017 #3
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Samuria. I tried using the username and password but it did not work. I turned off password protected sharing to make it work. Going through all PCs here and some connectivity issues here, so I may find my reason then. Thanks again for your help.
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  4.    20 Jul 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by copiman View Post
    Thanks Samuria. I tried using the username and password but it did not work. I turned off password protected sharing to make it work. Going through all PCs here and some connectivity issues here, so I may find my reason then. Thanks again for your help.
    Fixed:'This snapin may not be used with this edition of Windows 10" error. So in essence, I have a Windows 10 Home Edition naming itself Windows 10 Pro Edition. Asking for password to access a shared folder on another computer.
    If you don't have a "guest" account on the computer in question, you need to create one.
    Then, press the "Windows Key" + "R" to open the Run command. Type "control userpasswords2" and click "Run".
    Highlight "Guest" account, properties, then click on "Group Membership" tab and select "Administrator" and "Apply". "OK" out.
    This fixed mine after hours of driving me crazy!!
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