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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