Password protected sharing is a more secure method of sharing files and folders on a network, and it is enabled by default. If password protected sharing is turned on, people on your network will not be able to access shared folders on other computers on the network, including the Public folders
(except on a homegroup
), unless they have a user name
created on the computer that has the shared folders stored on it. They will be prompted to type a user name and password when accessing the shared folders.
This tutorial will show you how to turn Password protected sharing
on or off in Windows 7
You must be logged in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.