Windows 10 File Sharing

Windows 10 updates often reset a file sharing setting called “Password protected sharing.”  This can interfere with small networks’ ability to share files without collecting accounts and passwords.  To fix this, go through the following simple procedure:

  • Right click on the Start button (Start button is in the bottom left)
  • Left click “Control Panel”
  • In top right make sure you have selected Large Icons or Small Icons so you see about 50 icons in the Control Panel window
  • Left click on the “Network and Sharing Center” icon
  • Left click on “Change Advanced Sharing Settings” in the upper left
  • Scroll down and left click on “All Networks”
  • All the way on the bottom, left click “Turn Off Password Protected Sharing”
  • Left click “Save Changes”
  • Restart the computer and try to access the shared files from the workstation again