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Accessing Shared folder on LAN

P: 553

While accessing shared folder on the local network, it was possible to access the folder by just entering the workstation IP in windows explorer - and the shared folders will show up.

From today, when the workstation's IP address is entered, a dialog box comes up asking for User Name and password.

Why is it now asking for user name and password?

if i enter that pc's local account username & password , i can view the shared folders but i dont want the PC to ask for userId and passwords like this.

Please help?

Aug 9 '08 #1
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P: 583
uhm, something must have changed since those two times;

did u upgrade the router perhaps?

if the folder is on a system, did you upgrade the system since then, because vista has many more security features than xp?

thoroughly check the networking settings, especially the tab that says sharing on the selected folder your having trouble sharing.

and just google too...something like 'authenticated shared lan folder xp'

-Joe Deene,Inc.
Aug 10 '08 #2

P: 65
are you in a domain?,
perhaps that could be the best answer,if your on a domain, the primary purpose of network shared folder is to share information right?, but there are times that vital information are to be shared with someone, excluding other users, so NEtwork share permission will come up

if the folder is only intended for a group of users, win2k3 have created a security onto the folder, where all authorized and authenticated users or groups will only have the access to that folder, if you are not lucky enough, then you can't join the party!,( hahaha) you cant access the file, unless given the authorization to get into it,
Dec 22 '08 #3

P: 65
Hi there, i havent read the last part of the question,

you can change the way shared folder acts, like i said earlier, if youre part of the domain, and have the rights over the folder, then just add yourself into the list of authenticated users who can view,read the files inside the folder

go to the shared folder, right click-> sharing and security then add yourself, apply then try connecting again,
Dec 22 '08 #4

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