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Windows 7: Access network computer

11 Jan 2010   #1

win 7
 
 
Access network computer

I have 2 Windows 7 32-bit computers networked in my home.

Computer1 cannot access Computer2. Computer2 shows up in the network screen, but it asks for a username/password. When I do a search, it tells me contact my administrator. I AM the administrator (owner of both machines). So I contacted myself and we still can't figure out the username/password. NOBODY....I repeat....NOBODY uses these computers except ME. Why can't it be simple and just allow me to access Computer2 without all this hassle?

Both Computer1 and Computer2 can "see" each other. Computer2 can access Computer1.

Any way to solve this mind-boggling scenario?


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11 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have passwords on both accounts?

As both computers are Windows 7, have you tried setting up a HomeGroup?
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11 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Password

in network and sharing under change advanced sharing settings on both machines turn off password protected sharing
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11 Jan 2010   #4

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
in network and sharing under change advanced sharing settings on both machines turn off password protected sharing

OK. That worked. I got past the username/password fields. Now it has, "Windows cannot access \\Office\c" (Office is the name of Computer2)

And then....."You do not have permission to access \\Office\c. Contact your network administrator to request access".

Now what do I do to complete the job of accessing the files on Computer2?

Thanks for your help. We're on a roll here...
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11 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Network

have you setup the network so that both machines are on the same workgroup or have you setup Windows 7 homegroup
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11 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
this may help you

this may be of some help

Workgroup Name - View and Change[2]=Networking%20Internet
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11 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
restart

I also forgot to mention restart both machines any time you make changes that affect network connectivity
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11 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Turning off Password protected sharing and UAC is bad advice. This can seriously reduce the security of your machine.

Check the ACL of your \\Office\c folder and make sure computer 1 is allowed access.
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11 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Pasword

there is nothing wrong with turning off password protected sharing on your own private LAN
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11 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Who mentioned anything about private LANs?

So if i managed to get access past the router, then i wouldn't be able to get into these shared files then no?
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