Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10  

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
  1.    #40

    Hey Brink,
    I think I figured out why the Default User Profile was listed as a Network share on my Win10 PC.

    When I set up my Win10 PC, I enabled "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" in Folder Options > View. If I disable that feature (choosing "Don't show hidden files, etc."), the Default User is no longer listed.

    FYI. Just thought you'd be interested to know. Thanks again for your help. Your tutorials are great.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 38,869
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18898
    Thread Starter
       #41

    Thank you for posting back with that. You think it wouldn't be shared by default tough even if set to show hidden files, etc...
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    #42

    Hello again Brink,

    I experimented with File Sharing and I think I discovered why my Windows Vista "C:\Users\Default" folder was accessible in my Windows 10 Network list.

    I think this oddity was caused by the "Sharing Wizard" on my Windows Vista PC (Folder Options > View > Advanced Settings > Use Sharing Wizard). Listed below is what I did and found:

    1.) Unshare all folders, restart PC

    2.) With "Sharing Wizard" turned ON (check-marked) (Vista PC):
    When I share a folder that resides on my Vista PC (ie.. C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Reports\) -- via Properties >Sharing > "Share" (1st button) > Everyone -- the "C:\Users" folder is also marked as SHARED. On my Windows 10 PC, I can see and access the Vista PC folders:
    C:\Users\Default\
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Reports

    3.) Unshare ALL folders, restart PC.

    4.) With "Sharing Wizard" turned OFF (unchecked) (Vista PC):
    When I share the Vista PC folder (C:\Users\Documents\Reports\) -- via Properties >Sharing > "Advanced Sharing" (the Share button is greyed out) > Everyone -- the "C:\Users" folder is NOT Shared. On my Windows 10 PC, I can see and access only one Vista PC folder:
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Reports

    5.) I confirmed the list of shares (#2 and #4) by running the Net Share command on my Vista PC.

    FYI. Thought you'd want to know. Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 38,869
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18898
    Thread Starter
       #43

    Interesting. I do like using advanced sharing to have more control.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 244
    windows 10 professional 64-bit
       #44

    Hi @Brink:
    I tried to follow your instructions to share my desktop folder on Win10 with my WinXP machine. However, when I right click my desktop folder/Properties/Sharing/Share, I can't seem to add my XP machine. What I do is put in:
    \\XP computer name\Phil
    where Phil is my profile with admin rights on XP. However, I get a message that it can't find it.

    The strange thing is, I can access my XP folders from Win10 without a problem. From XP, I can access my Win10 Documents folder or subfolder without a problem. However, after upgrading from 1803 to 1809, I can't access either my Win10 Phil profile (or it's Desktop) from XP.

    I've checked all the steps that you've provided & don't know where to go from here.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 1,724
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #45

    phrab,

    I posted a response to your post in your own thread then saw you'd put your query here as well.
    After upgrade to 1809, Windows XP won't connect to Win10

    As I have now explained in your own thread, you need to set it to share with Everyone and not a specific account on another computer.

    Denis

    [phrab has since posted in that other thread that sharing with Everyone solved the problem]
    Last edited by Try3; 1 Week Ago at 03:37.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Tutorial Categories

Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


Related Threads
Hi all, After upgrading to 1803 on all my computers, I can't seem to figure out a way to share files selectively between the PCs. We were using HomeGroup to contain the files to specific PCs, thus, requiring a "password." However, we haven't...
Unable to share files over Network in Network and Sharing
Unable to share files over Network I'm wondering if the requirement to log in is what's preventing me sharing on my network - on which 4 other laptops running Windows 10 are all happily communicating with the same sharing permissions as I've set...
I have a Win10 PC on my network with some shared directories, the "server". The share I use most has 23,000 files in 600 folders. When I access that share from a Win 7 PC it opens pretty much instantly, but to open it from my Win 10 PC takes for...
Network & Sharing Share OneDrive Files and Folders in Tutorials
How to Share Your OneDrive Files and Folders You can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 tablet, or Windows 10 Mobile phone. You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft...
I have 2 laptop with windows 10 pro 64bits on my network how can I make it can send any files to each other ? http://www.nsaneforums.com/uploads/emoticons/default/sad.png P.s I 'm really newbie for this :( Btw,Thanks in advance :)
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:55.
Find Us