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Windows 7 and 10 - sharing folders

Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:31 pm

I am having some trouble with rebuilding my HTPC's file server configuration. It is pretty straightforward in that I let Plex do everything. Plex is mostly great at everything, it just does a terrible job at allowing files to be uploaded to the remote folders. I typically just use Windows sharing and then drag and drop files on to the server (backups, photos, movies, etc.). However, since Windows 10 has killed off the Homegroups, I am at a loss for why I cannot share a folder on a Windows 7 host with my Windows 10 machines (desktop and a laptop). So far, here is the configuration:

Windows 7 - HTPC
Shared folders D:\public\movies and E:\public\TV Shows - enabling the owner to be my log in credentials and user account on both HTPC and Desktop
In Windows 7 advanced network and sharing:
enabled File and print sharing, disabled Homegroup (enabling log on option)
The log on for the HTPC is set to my Windows 10 machine's log in credentials.

Windows 10 Desktop - I can see the folders (after dropping Windows Defender's Firewall on both machines), but I am denied access to them. I cannot even get a dialog box to log into it.

I also have Malwarebytes loaded on my desktop, but not my HTPC, but that shouldn't block me from getting the log in credentials. I am now officially at a loss, particularly as I should be able to at least get a log in screen.
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Re: Windows 7 and 10 - sharing folders

Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 am

TheEmrys wrote:
Shared folders D:\public\movies and E:\public\TV Shows - enabling the owner to be my log in credentials and user account on both HTPC and Desktop
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The log on for the HTPC is set to my Windows 10 machine's log in credentials.
I am a bit confused with the above. Are these 2 the exact same credentials (user name and password)?

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Windows 10 Desktop - I can see the folders (after dropping Windows Defender's Firewall on both machines), but I am denied access to them. I cannot even get a dialog box to log into it.

Double check the file system permissions on your Win 7 box in addition to the network share permissions. They both need to be effectively allowing (this means group memberships may be important) your credential in order to work.
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Re: Windows 7 and 10 - sharing folders

Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 pm

After Homegroups was removed from Windows 10, I had issues with my file shares. I think to fix it, I up had to set the service "Function Discovery Resource Publication" to start automatically. However, at this point, I am not positive that this is what actually fixed it. (I remember I had to try a number of things to get it working.)

Also, another issue in the recent past was when SMB 1 was removed from Windows 10. One of my computers, which had been upgraded multiple times, was only running SMB 1, not 2/3. I believe I had to use Powershell commands I found via some Googling to resolve this.

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