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Login password for file sharing?

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Hey everyone. I have a little problem, I can't seem to figure out. I have a small network of 3 computers on the same workgroup. I have created a shared folder over the network and set the network permisions and folder permisions to allow everyone full access to that folder and yet when trying to view the computer in the workgroup I am prompted for a login password... anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

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try the password for the computer that the shared folder is on....

like if your computer has it on your account....and your password is "root"

Type "root"

see what happens....I dono.
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yeah for my lappy that works but for the desktop it didn't have a password on it and so if i try no password it says blank passwords are not allowed... meh I guess I will keep checking to see where I went wrong..
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The easiest and safest thing would be to make a user for sharing with a password.

Otherwise if you have xp pro, you could set it to allow blank passwords:

[Start] [Run] and type gpedit.msc and click [OK]
Navigate to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options
Double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only.
Select the radio button next to Disabled and click [OK]
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