Windows 10: Build10240: is user log-on password required for network sharing?

  1.    28 Jul 2015 #1

    Build10240: is user log-on password required for network sharing?


    I have Build 10240 installed on my desktop system and it is running A-OK. My laptop is Win8.1 and I expect I'll do the Win10 upgrade in a few days. Both systems use offline user accounts with no passwords.

    Right now my laptop says I cannot access any shared directories on my desktop because I don't have correct permissions. This happens even after I have set the shared directories on Win10 to "Everyone, Read/Write."

    I have not established a HomeGroup (whatever that is) and don't want to do that. I just want plain vanilla directory sharing.

    I don't want to have to enter a password every time I start up my own system - either desktop or laptop. So is there a way to get Win10 to allow shared access with no password? I could do this (and did) with both Win7 and Win8.
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  3.    28 Jul 2015 #3

    Unfortunately that article is no help because both my desktop and laptop use non Microsoft accounts. The article gives yet another reason not to use Microsoft accounts.
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4

    Seems you do need a password for sharing as I have tested it here and it doesn't work without one.
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5

    What a mess. Hopefully someone will develop a registry hack (or something) to get around this annoyance.
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