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Windows 7: New HD Shares Require Password But Not Existing Ones?


18 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
[SOLVED] New HD Shares Require Password But Not Existing Ones?

I already have a successful network setup between two Windows 7 PCs. I can access folders and share files between three different drives/partitions. I have just purchased a new HDD, created three new partitions, set the sharing settings identical to the already existing successful shares, but when I attempt to access them from the PC that does not contain the new drive, I am greeted with a Username/Password prompt.

I have never experienced this before and since the shares are setup the same way and have identical permissions, I am unsure why this is happening. Here are the facts;

1. Wired Connection
2. Linksys WRT54G
3. No Anti-Virus or Firewall
4. No HomeGroup setup
5. Advanced Sharing Setting Configuration
- Turn on network discovery
- Turn on file and printer sharing
- Turn on sharing so anyone... Public folders
- Media streaming is on
- Use 128-bit encryption to help protect...
- Turn off password protected sharing
- Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections

6. Images Of Shares
What I See = PC Without New HD
What She Sees = PC With New HD

Drive E - What I See (share properties of working share)


Drive F - What I See (share properties of new password prompt share)


Drive E - What She Sees (working share settings)


Drive E - What She Sees (working share permissions)


Drive F - What She Sees (password prompt share settings)


Drive F - What She Sees (password prompt share permissions)



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18 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I feel like such a dunce. I was only messing with the Sharing tab in the properties window. Turns out there is a Security tab too *hangs head in shame*. All is working now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulsiphix View Post
I feel like such a dunce. I was only messing with the Sharing tab in the properties window. Turns out there is a Security tab too *hangs head in shame*. All is working now
Yes security tab adjustments are required for drive access. The following link sums it up pretty well.

Solved Windows 8.1 map network
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