System tricks: Do-it-yourself solution to the problem of network sharing failure

In order to save resources and improve efficiency, many companies have adopted network sharing for office work, but in daily use, these network shares often encounter some problems that cause the share to fail. Here we will take Windows 10 as an example to introduce how to solve common network sharing problems.

Windows 10 does not scan for shared resources

A company has set up printer sharing on PC A. Computers on the LAN with Windows 7 installed can find the shared printers (indicating that PC A’s sharing settings are correct), but some computers with Windows 10 installed cannot search for the shared printers.


Figure 1 Installing SMB1.0

If the printer is not found on the Windows 10 computer, the reason is that the computer is missing the SMB1.0 component, so the solution is to reinstall SMB1.0. The solution is to reinstall SMB1.0. Type “Enable or disable Windows features” in the search box, and then find and install “SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support” in the window that opens (Figure 1).

When accessing shared resources, you are prompted to enter a password

If you are prompted to enter a password when accessing a shared resource, the reason is that the computer providing the shared device has turned on “Password Protected Sharing”. The solution is to turn off password sharing, type “Advanced Sharing Settings” in the search box, click “Manage Advanced Sharing Settings” in the search list, and then find “Password-protected Sharing” in the window that opens. In the window that opens, find “Password-protected shares”, select “No password-protected shares”, and click “Save changes” (Figure 2).


Figure 2 Turning off password-protected shares

Access to shared resources is denied

A company’s computer A has set up the shared folder and can see the shared resources when it opens the network computer, but the system prompts “No permission to deny access” when it needs to access. This is due to insufficient permissions. The solution is to add accounts and permissions for the shared folder again, and it is recommended to use the “Everyone” account as the shared account. Find the shared folder on PC A, right-click it and select “Properties→Share→Advanced Sharing”, and click “Permissions” in the window that opens. Then

Click “Add” in the window that opens, and add the “Everyone” account to the “Groups and usernames list” in the window that opens (Figure 3). Figure 3).


Figure 3 Permission settings

Click “OK” in order to exit, and now colleagues can open the network share folder again and have full access (Figure 4).


Figure 4 Access to shared folders after changing permissions

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