help fix windows 10 accessing network shares issue

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  1. Aequitas

    Aequitas Member

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    Hi, I know this has been done. And i have searched high and low.
    Have enable network discovery. I have turned on features SMB. I have tried disabling windows defender firewall.
    Even tried regedit.
    NOTHING works.

    The frustrating thing is that this computer DID have access to the folders. Then I tried reinstalling the OS for him and now he cant access his network drives anymore.

    Please help!
     
  2. wwwww

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    Is it asking for a password?

    If not, should it be? (as in, is there a password?) If it should be but it's not, the username that he accesses the share under is the same but the password different.

    Is the server computer name the same as the client? Are they in the same workgroup or domain?
     
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    Aequitas

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    not asking, and should be.
    server and user are different. are there workgroups in windows 10 anymore?

    Windows 10 machine accessing windows 7 machine if that helps. I know i fixed it last time, but the things i did to fix it last time dont seem to work this time. So frustrating. Why windows why?
     
  4. alexc

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    PING
    Can you ping the other machine?

    Sounds dumb, but making sure they are both on the same network is the first step!

    PRIVATE NETWORK
    Then make sure that you have 'Private Network' set as well.
    Although disabling the Firewall should be enough...

    SMB 1.0
    I'm not sure about Windows 7, so you might have to enable SMB 1.0/CIFS Cinet in Windows 10 Features:
    OTHER RANDOM REASONS

    Has your friend installed any firewalls, network monitoring, DNS software, VPNs etc...

    For instance, a VPN client can try to restrict access to the local LAN!
     
  5. Recharge

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    we got a new modem and cannot for the life of us get network working if IPV6 is enabled on the lan cards.
    disabled, all works fine. it's maddening.

    have cleared every cache DNS flush WINSOCK reset, everything. rahhh
     
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    Aequitas

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    thanks will try
     

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