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Windows 7: File share without having to enter password

09 Mar 2013   #1

win 7 64bit
File share without having to enter password

Now I'm wasting time trying to transfer a file from my older win7 laptop to my new win7 desktop. I can send whatever I want from the newer to the older but when I try to look into the newer machine from the older it wants a username and password????? I can't find anywhere in the newer machine that requires me to set up a username and password so have no clue on this one. What a PITA.

Update: well, I figured that one out. Seems to get into the desktop from this laptop I have to have a password on my user account in the desktop, which means that every time I boot it up I have to type in a password, which I DON'T want to have to do. Can I set it up to be accessible on my little 2-machine network without this password requirement? The fewer mouse clicks and keystrokes I have to make the better in my book.

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09 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

See this tutorial for the new machine.

Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7
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09 Mar 2013   #3

win 7 64bit

Well, that one seemed to work. Thank you very much; that will save my arthritic hands a lot of keystrokes and my heart a lot of 'burn'......
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