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Windows 7: Accessing another computer's files accross my home private network

27 May 2015   #1
brucemc777

 
 
Accessing another computer's files accross my home private network

Back in the days of Windows 3.1 or 95, I kind of forget, I started simply setting the exact same user name and password on each of my home computers, then setting each computer's drive to be shared. I strongly doubt this is the correct way, and now with one of my computers running Windows 10 which does not even allow me to use a common user name but forces an email address, I guess the days of doing things wrong need to be gone.

Can anyone direct me to a good resource that VERY simply will show me step by step how to set each computer's settings so I can access the computers, drives, directories and files? And by "access" I should state I mean Full Access -Read, Write, Create, Delete and anything else one might wish to do?

Thank-you very much!


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28 May 2015   #2
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brucemc777 View Post
...now with one of my computers running Windows 10 which does not even allow me to use a common user name but forces an email address...
Using a local account is of course still possible in Windows 10. Check these tutorials and posts at our sister site the Ten Forums to see how to install Windows 10 using a local account instead of an MS Account, and how to set up basic networking:
Kari
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04 Jun 2015   #3
brucemc777

 
 

THANK-YOU (and yes, in my head I am shouting my greatest "thanks" for your help!). I am off to learn from each of the resources you provided and will advise.

Once again, THANK-YOU!!! :-)
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04 Jun 2015   #4
Kari

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You are welcome.
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08 Jun 2015   #5
brucemc777

 
 

OK, I have learned some, noted the tutorials, and am looking to learn more, and am here most embarrassed, but I think I best post my blunder so others might not trip over their own feet as I have.

Turns out I was blocking myself on the firewall of the computer I could not reach. I have little idea of just how I messed up, for another computer running W7 on the network has no problem seeing all the files on the other computer, but I have sent the writer of Windows Firewall Control a brief note asking if he would be so kind as to unscrew me.

Thank-you for trying to help me; I have learned from those links and look forward to learning more.

Best regards,
Bruce
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09 Jun 2015   #6
Kari

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The main thing is that you got it solved. Happy networking
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