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Windows 7: Sharing requires a user name entered how do I remove that

05 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, XP Pro 32, Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
Sharing requires a user name entered how do I remove that

On my Windows 7 PCs I must type a user name to access the shares it can be 1 letter or anything is there a way to remove that so access doesn't require any type of additional input?


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05 Sep 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StriderS View Post
On my Windows 7 PCs I must type a user name to access the shares it can be 1 letter or anything is there a way to remove that so access doesn't require any type of additional input?
Nope. If there were no user name everyone would have access.
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05 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, XP Pro 32, Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

everyone would have access is what I want it is my home network and I am the only user
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05 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

If you enter the username and password (you should have a password too, although I realize you're the only user), you can check "remember this" for next time.

Accessing shares and other drives (hosted by other machines on your LAN) will only bother you once for this username and password. Not thereafter.

I myself user the same username/password on both of my networked machines (defined to be on the same "workgroup"). So the username/password from the requesting machine is in fact the same username/password for the requested machine... and I have never been asked to enter anything.

It just works. I have FULL access to all drives and folders/files on both machines from either machine (and even from either WinXP or Windows 7, booted at either machine). No confusion, no request for username/password. I am the only user.
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