Network / Sharing :: Media Players Not Connect To File Share In Windows 8.1
Sep 15, 2014
After migrating to Windows 8.1 (fresh install), I decided to use the Microsoft Live account. I then shared my folders, as usual, so that my media players in my network are able to see them. The problem is that when I type in the credentials, they don't seem to understand the email address format of my Microsoft Live Account. Is that normal? Can I do something in Credential Manager to fix this?
I'm having trouble sharing files from my Vista Laptop to my new Win 8.1 laptop. I can get into my shared public folder but nothing else. I want to be able to get at anything in my C drive but it says I don't have permissions. I have a home wireless network but I also hooked them together with an Ethernet cord and both networks are showing.
Last week I was running into a window asking for network credentials on the Vista laptop (but I didn't know what it meant because I never had a password ). This time I see the folders I've shared but can't get into them except Public folder.
I had to buy a new laptop that I could take with me to work, and of course it runs Windows 8 (which I absolutely hate, incidentally). I decided it would be nice if I could share files with my primary computer when I'm at home, which is a desktop running dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu.
I initially set up a homegroup, but whenever I try to access laptop files from my desktop it always pops up with a "enter network username and password" dialog. I tried looking up solutions to that but so far haven't found anything that works. I made sure the clocks on both computers were the same, and I made sure that all network settings were the same on both, including the setting "do not use user accounts/passwords," but I'm still having the issue.
So, what's the best way for me to share/sync files on my laptop with the desktop's files while I'm at home?
So for some background I basically stream music, pictures and video content from my computer to an Xbox 360 in the lounge room for my family to enjoy. This has worked for quite a long time with Windows 7.
I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview today and got settled in with it and indexed my libraries with Windows Media player so this could resume. But to my dismay this doesn't seem to work in Windows 8.
I have each folder and hard drive shared on windows for network use, I have a little experience from LANs in this area. I have enabled all streaming options in WMP that I know of and the entirety of my library has been fully indexed. This is WMP 12 and everything I possibly know of is up to date.
I haven't got the Homegroup feature active as I never had to use this before.
The only other thing I have noticed that has changed is this. A little green icon that in windows 7 would appear on top of the xboxs, I'm assuming this means something.
On the Xbox end it used to display the Libraries such as 'Recorded TV', 'Music', 'TV Shows', 'Movies' and other things but now when I try to access video content it gives me a folder called 'Videos' which contains nothing.
I have been trouble sharing files with windows 8. I basically went into network & sharing center and turned all of the options to ON (or yes, whatever lol).
The machines are both running windows 8 on a wifi network.
I noticed a few things: If you right click the wireless network, you can "toggle" and turn on/off file sharing. This is a tad confusing, windows 7 never had this option. Also, do you need to be on a "homegroup" in order to share on windows 8?
There are a million variables!
Variable 1: Variable 1 is comprised of a million different variables and is the "network and sharing center". I Have all options set to "On", and still can't share.
Variable 2: Variable 2 is the right clicking on the WiFi network and clicking "turn network sharing on or off". Mine is set to off at the moment, but why is this separate from variable 1?
Variable 3: The final variable I can think of having a homegroup. I don't have a homegroup setup right now, do I need all machines to be on a homegroup to start file sharing between computers?
What I want: I want to be able to share entire computer contents between machines.
Back in the windows 7 days I used to be able to hit "run" and type in //computerame/c$ and I had complete file access to other computers on the network. How to accomplish that with Windows 8? That way I can access all files, not just "shares" on computers on the network.
PS: Right now, when I try to connect to other machines on the network, I get a username/password prompt. No matter what I input I get an error and it won't work.
I have 2 windows 7 pc's with same login-name/password that I can password protected share fine folders between them. Fron Explorer I right-click a folder and share it to the other pc by entering in the login-name/password. I know this is how it is suppose to work and it does. Now I'm trying to share folders between a newer windows 8.1 pc, the windows 7 pc's and think I know why it does not work, but not how to fix it. This is because I do not know windows 8.1 very well.
The Windows 8.1 pc has a different login/user-name of "uuuuu ttttt", a different password pwp, a ms account of email@example.com a computer name cccc and the same workgroup name as the 2 win 7 pc's. I put a "uuuuu ttttt" user account with the pwp password on a win 7 pc which has a computername pc-pc, a login-name hh and the same password pw. I also put a hh/pw user account on the win 8.1 pc.
No matter what I enter for for a computer/user name when I try to share a win 7 folder with the specific windows 8 user account it says it cannot find that user. I think I should type in the Add box "ccccuuuuu ttttt".
When I try to share a win 8.1 folder ff it goes to advanced sharing and I can share, but does not let me exactly specify the the win 7 user, but just a general share. The win 7 pc then shows the share under network, but right clicking it says I do not have permissions for ccccff"
I do not seem to understand sharing in either direction with a windows 8.1 pc.
I have a windows 8 laptop with a 3G USB modem. I'm trying to share it's internet connection via my wifi network. The other two pc's on the network runs XP and Vista.
I've managed to get the network working, all pc's see each other and they can share files, etc, but just the damn internet won't share.
I've changed my router to use the same ip range as the wifi on the windows 8 pc, 192.168.137.x. I've ensured that the modem's network connection is shared. all the pc's belong to the same workgroup called, WORKGROUP.
In services i have ICS running, i've tried restarting this service.
What bothers me is that my wifi network on my windows 8 pc shows as "unidentified network", even though i have made sure that everything is set to shared that should be set to shared. so i don't know if that could be part of the problem?
I've also tried setting up the vista pc with a static ip and setting it's default gateway and primary dns to the same ip as the Windows 8 pc.
My Setup: I have a Windows 8.1 Home Premium PC acting as a server. It has Password Protected Sharing Turned Off, andit has 'Everyone' permission on both the folder share and folder security. Now, in past, especially with Windows 7, this was enough to make this work, but something must be different with Windows 8. My other Windows 8 PC is using a microsoft account so it does have a password.
What Happens: When I browse to the server I get prompted for username and pass, if I spam anything into the username field, it will let me in.
What I know will fix it: Adding my username and password to the server that is on my Windows 8 PC.
What I don't want to do: See above
So I want the share to be open as possible, without prompting for password for anyone. I'm guessing the issue is because my other PC has a password, but it doesn't make sense that it is prompting me when everyone should have access regardless.
Have a Vista and Windows 8.1 computer on home network (Workgroup). I want to be able to have access to each others "Public Folder." When I try to open the other computer via network, I get a prompt asking for a password (credentials). Neither computer uses a password. Is there a way around this?
I have 2 machines connected via my router/hub (wired). One is running Windows 8.1 and the other Windows 7. Previously I had them sharing perfectly until I did a reinstall of Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). I get this message on both machines whilst trying to access shared drives (permissions enabled to read, write, modify for all users):
I have a local account on the windows 8.1 as per previous installation. I have checked all the usual sharing settings and they are the same as in the previous working installation on both machines. I have left the homegroup and created a new one on the windows 8 machine and rejoined on the windows 7 machine all to no avail.
when extracting an archive to the same network location on which the archive itself resides, why is it that I'm having local bandwidth usage?
As you can see, there is simultaneous ~150Mbit/s upstream/downstream on my local ethernet adapter. WHY? As far as I am concerned there should be no meaningful traffic since it's actually a copy process on the local hard disk of my server.
I am trying to find a solution to transferring large files (100+GB) between myself and a client of mine at a different location through the internet. The easiest one I have found was through a Private Network through Logmein's Hamachi, as you can browse other connected computers' files through this network.
Of course, to show the shared drives by the host computer, you need to input a username and password through the UAC. Obviously, if I insert my own username and password, I can see the folders I've shared. However, how do I configure a username/password for my client? Are these users the same as local users? I would like to avoid having to make a local user for him on my own computer.
Just for reference, I have no control over my network I am connected to, so no FTP, no port forwarding etc.
I just bought a new Intel NUC which i installed a clean and fully updated Windows 8.1 Pro on. I want to create a networkshare on this machine, which everyone can just access (read permissions) to view the content of a folder or drive.
I am trying to access the drive on another (my own) installed Windows 8.1 Pro (also fully updated). Every time i try to access the machine through the Network explorer in Windows i will be prompted to enter credentials.
I have checked the network settings following this article (amongst others): Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8 on both machines.
I also checked all the sharing settings on both machines (private/home network, allow external connections, allow all types of connections, allow sharing without password etc. etc.).
I am a bit dazzled as to why the machine keeps asking me to enter credentials. This is standard protocol nowadays? (I wonder how that would work on a machine that has a local user without a password).
I took a 10:42 minute video with my camera. It's 1.28 GB and the file type MTS. The issue is I need to email it and it's too big of a file to send whole. I'm not in favor of chopping it up, but will if this is the best idea. I want to keep the video private between a few people. I am aware most place such as youtube, vimeo(not enough space) and dropbox all have privacy settings. Though waiting eight hours for an upload is a bit lengthy.
I had added an additional user account, and then later deleted it, however it keeps showing up as an option when you right click on a folder, click "Share With" it is still an available "user" to share with. How do I remove that user from the dropdown?
I have an orange crossover cable that I have connected to both machines and I set up sharing on both but the Windows XP machine doesn't show the 8.1 machine. I'm trying to pull some movies and music off my 8.1 laptop because I use my XP desktop as a media server of sorts.
I can't figure out how to get them to recognize each other and my connection just says "limited."
I have Four PCs, one is my home Desktop (HOME-PC) and Others are THREE laptops with different names connected to one wifi netowkr. I often share folders from my HOME-PC so that other users can access them, but I can only share a folder with 'Everyone' but How do I share a folder in such a way, that only LAPTOP1 can access it?
I have just set up two new laptops running windows 8, and can successfully share files, and the printer connected to one of them, but I would like to also connect my laptop running Vista to be able to print. I can see both Windows 8 machines in file manager/devices on the Vista machine, but if I try to connect it asks for a username and password.
I haven't been able to work out what username it is looking for - tried a lot of combinations for each PC name with the homegroup password and log on passwords, but nothing seems to work.
I am trying to set up a workgroup, not a homegroup, and all of the target computers are setup in the default group "WORKGROUP." I'm using a workgroup to allow cross platform sharing. Anyways, when I right click on a folder then Share With > Specific People > Add the workgroup is not listed.
After discovered that my C:Users folder was shared by default, I right clicked the folder and unchecked "Share this folder" in Advanced Sharing under Share tab. I also went into Control Panel - Folder Options - View and unchecked "Use Sharing Wizard". However, as soon as the computer restarts, the C:Users folder is back to being shared again. "Use Sharing Wizard' under Folder Options remains unchecked after reboots. I am using Windows 8 Pro.
I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate) I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?
(A) a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga with Windows 8.1 Professional (B) a Samsung with Windows 8.1 Home (upgraded from Windows 8) (C) an Acer Aspire with Windows 7 Home
All windows are 64 bits versions and all use Local accounts with my username "mo" as an Administrator. I have defined shares on all machines with names like "drv-c" or "drv-d". I all the shares I have only the user "mo" and the group Administrators having access to the shares and I have removed the "everyone" user.
From laptop (C) I can access the shares is both laptops (A) and (B).
From laptop (A) I can access the shares in laptop (B) and from (B) I can access the shares in (A)
But... from laptop (A) or laptop (B) I cannot access any share in laptop (C). I get a pop-up asking for credentials where I put my username and my password but I get a "refusal" mentioning "the username of password are incorrect". I have tried to add the "everyone" user to get access to the shares in the Win7 machine but it does not work a bit.
Summarizing: From Windows 7 I can access shares in Windows 8.1 machines, but from Windows 8.1 I cannot access shares in a Windows 7 machine.
I have a new Windows 8-notebook connected to a workgroup-ethernet-network via router,to which a windows [version unknown]-server is connected and 6 other clients,2 of them macs,4 xp-pcs.
On all machines,3 other machines resp shares are constantly visible in "network places":
1 the server-share 2 a client-1 share (which has no internet access) 3 a client-2-with-internet-access-share
The notebook gets internet via the wall-plugged lan,from a router-plugged DSL-router. All issues mentioned here are not dependent on which lan-wall-socket is used. (there are 3 in each room). There is no wlan-accesspoint.
Issue: The notebook is _not _seeing_ (not in net places,and not forceable) the server-share_, despite the fact,that the share has been used before to install a bigger client-server software,which worked.
First appearance: Some day someone tried to access a lan-wall-plug-connected printer for printing, which at that time could be seen in network places,as then could the server; after which _both_ disappeared.
Unfortunately,above said client-server-sw is not working anymore on the notebook. How can I bring back the server-share to the Windows 8-notebook?
I'm setting up for the first time a Homegroup (on Windows 8.1) between laptop and desktop. So far, Im impressed with the speed of transmission from one computer to the other. However, I noticed that I can only access the C: drive as well as the Library stuff such as Music, Pictures, Desktop, Downloads, etc folders. I would like to be able to access from my laptop the OTHER DRIVES on my desktop PC. What's the best way to do this?
I have been having issues with sharing my internet connection via an ethernet cable. I read online that there is the ability to 'share' your internet connection. I have learned how to do this, but it doesnt work for me. I tried connecting my laptop. I went through everything and I was able to get the connection (it showed the LAN connectivity icon) however, there was the little yellow triangle next to it. I waited but it won't connect. What I am trying to do with this is be able to play multiplayer on computer games with other computers on my LAN. I also tried to connect my XBox 360 with this, but it doesnt have an internet connection.
Things to keep in mind The only way I could get a good internet service was through my cell phone service provider, so I get my internet connection through my phone via USB tethering
All of the computers I am trying this on have Windows 8 Pro, except for one