Can't connect to a shared folder?

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  1. silentak1

    silentak1 New Member

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    I have 4 computers all under the same workgroup, and have been sharing folders in 3 computers. I just shared a folder on the last computer (XP, admin, no pw), but none of the other 3 computers can connect or login to see the shared folder.

    From all 4 computers, I can see all 4 computers in "My Network Places", but the other 3 cannot connect to this 4th computer to be able to see the recently shared folder. It's asking me for a LOGIN and PASSWORD when it doesn't have a password.

    All necessary protocols and services are loaded and the folder is shared with full permissions for everyone.

    Any tips?
     
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    trying typing the addresses of the shared folders instead of browsing for them

    like \\computer\shared folder

    and if that wont work you can even try IPs

    like \\192.168.1.5\shared folder

    and if that wont work there is way to add them using the command prompt
     
  4. silentak1

    silentak1 New Member

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    I added a password and it worked! Strange... but it works now.

    Many thanks guys.
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    you need to map the drive so you can enter log in credentials, if you just attempt to view the drive by typing in the \\ipaddress\ from the run box, it will attempt to use the local login credentials.
    i think it will also try to use guest credentials if local doesn't work
     

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