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    Question Problem With Folder/Disk Sharing

    Hello, all:

    I am a nube here, new to Windows 8.1.1, but not new to Windows! I have recently added a Dell Windows 8.1.1 Tablet to my wi-fi network with a desktop running Windows 7, Home Premium, 64-bit, SP2.
    Because I am using both tablet and desktop in the same workgroup, I should be able to share some of the informtion on the large desktop drives with the tablet. On the desktop I have set the particular drive in properties | sharing to "shared"; network path is "\\Ourdesktop\e" with full permissions given to "Everyone".
    On the tablet I can connect to "Ourdesktop", I can see "e", but when I click on it I get an error that windows cannot access \\Ourdesktop\e!
    I have a feeling there's something simple that I'm doing wrong but I can't seem to find it.
    Any help would be most appreciated.

    TIA,

    Sparky

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    Hi and welcome to the Lounge,

    Usually networking is made easier if you have users with the same username and password in both devices you want to network. I suggest that if your table user doesn't have a user account on the desktop, then create one with the same exact details.
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    Sparky,

    Welcome to the Lounge as a new poster!

    To implement what Rui suggested see post #6 here. HTH
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    Hello, RetiredGeek:
    Regarding your post #6, "IDENTICAL accounts {User Name and Password} on every machine", do you mean the local account found as a folder on the C:\ drive under the Users folder? The reason I asked is that I changed the Account name but it didn't phase the above mentioned user folder. Am I confused here?

    Further, on my desktop, under permissions, I only have "everyone" - authenticated users isn't there. Likewise, on the tablet, there's just everyone.

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    Sparky,

    On each machine you would have to use User Accounts in the Control Panel to create an account using the EXACT same User Name and Password.

    You have to click the Add button to get to the area where you can select Authenticated Users. Just follow the step by step instructions in the post. HTH
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    Question Still No Joy!

    Still no joy - I have attached three shots - the first two show the drive I've shared, the last one shows the laptop not accepting it!E-Sharing - Error.jpgE-Sharing - 2.jpgE-Sharing - 1.jpg

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    Sparky,

    What you don't show is the User Accounts on the machine OurDesktop and the user account on the machine that produced the error. Remember, with these settings both machines need identical User Accounts.

    Also, I would recommend a longer share name. If you want to refer to the share as drive E: this should be done via drive mapping! HTH
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    Question Again, No Joy!

    Hello:

    I didn't include pictures of the User Accounts because I knew they were OK but now I've included them, and the passwords are the same.
    User Account - Tablet.jpgUser Account - Desktop.jpg

    You will notice that I also provided a more useful share name [I didn't do that before because I had read somewhere (not here) not to change the name from the default!]! However it did the same thing. I've checked everything I can find and both computers are the same, except for win 7/win8, of course!
    E-Sharing - Desktop.jpgE-Sharing - Error - Tablet.jpg

    Thanks again for your help and patience.

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    Here's a bit of an update - I can share folders on the Windows 8.1.1 Tablet with the Windows 7 desktop but not the other way around - perhaps that's a clue!

    Sparky

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    Another Input

    Here's a picture of Network Information - From Desktop.jpg of my desktop network - I cannot find out anything about the unidentified network - not clickable or anything!

    Sparky

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    Sparky,

    Pardon my brain F**t You have to make adjustments to the Sharing and Security Tabs here:
    Share1.JPG
    On the Sharing Tab:
    share2.JPG
    share3.JPG
    and repeat on the Security Tab:
    Share4.JPG
    HTH
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    No that's not it - it was already done!

    Again, thanks!

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    Hello:

    Things have been quiet for awhile - is everybody out of suggestions?

    TIA,

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    Hello, all:

    I am sorry that it has been such a long time since I posted an update here, but I have finally solved my problem: Turns out it was a problem with Windows 8.1.2! After I refreshed it (or what ever Microsoft is calling it today) sharing began immediately!

    So, I guess your suggestions paid off - I had all the correct settings, but Windows wasn't playing nicely!

    Thank all of you for your valuable suggestions - if nothing else I sure learned a lot during this exercise!!

    Sparky

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    Sparky,

    Glad you got it sorted.
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