file sharing on home network with windows 11


Which ones?

Denis

Primary one is creating local account. But also turn windows features on or off and lots of little things.

Local account:
Even MS instructions have it wrong. It's no longer in Family (which now REQUIRES MS Account) but Accounts >> Other users >> Add a user >> Add account. Then you click on no email information, etc.

It's disappointing when folks like you create good tutorials, only to have MS change the name or methodology to work on the feature.

So now I found a way to access my server and better control OneDrive, I no longer need the local account I created. It's no biggy to leave it but ........ Anyway, the instructions from this AI overview don't work for me (still refers to family) and the instructions from MS don't cover removing a Local Account.

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So, what am I doing wrong that that I can't share a drive but only subfolders? I'm allowed to create the share but always get the now permissions prompt.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (23H2)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Self Build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix 550A -AM4
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nividia 2600
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Hard Drives
    2GB NVME, 2GB SSD x 2
    PSU
    650W
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Also have LT using W11 pro and 23H2
  • Operating System
    W11 Pro (23H2)
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    self build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900
    Motherboard
    Nvidia 1030
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD RX550
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TV/ Monitor
    Hard Drives
    Crucial 50GB NVME
    2x 12TB Seagate spinners.
    2TB WD spinner
    PSU
    650W
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    Air
    Internet Speed
    IGB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Its my Server / occasional user.
    The 12TB drives use Stablebit Drivepool :)
Remove Local Accounts
Found what I needed here.

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Remove accounts let me do what I wanted :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (23H2)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix 550A -AM4
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nividia 2600
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Hard Drives
    2GB NVME, 2GB SSD x 2
    PSU
    650W
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Also have LT using W11 pro and 23H2
  • Operating System
    W11 Pro (23H2)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    self build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900
    Motherboard
    Nvidia 1030
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD RX550
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TV/ Monitor
    Hard Drives
    Crucial 50GB NVME
    2x 12TB Seagate spinners.
    2TB WD spinner
    PSU
    650W
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    IGB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Its my Server / occasional user.
    The 12TB drives use Stablebit Drivepool :)
Accounts >> Other users >> Add a user >> Add account
The tutorial seems, to me, to match where you found it.
Add Local Account - ElevenForumTutorials
I think you accidentally clicked on the TenForumsTutorial instead.

the instructions from MS don't cover removing a Local Account
Add or remove accounts on your PC - Microsoft Support
And, if you scroll down to the end of the Add Local Account - ElevenForumTutorials tutorial you'll see a section called Related tutorials and it includes Delete User Account in Windows 11
Personally, I always keep two spare, password-protected, Admin, local user accounts as insurance against user profile corruption [which, thankfully, is much less common than it used to be].
- I also use one of the spares for general troubleshooting
- I keep the other spare unused, pristine.
Create two spare local, password-protected Admin accounts [post #2] in Windows 10, 11 - TenForums

the instructions from this AI overview don't work for me
Forum tutorials have brains behind them.
Current online implementations of AI do not. The extract you posted refers to Windows but it only applies to Windows 10.

what am I doing wrong that that I can't share a drive but only subfolders? I'm allowed to create the share but always get the now permissions prompt
Perhaps considering its security properties might help resolve matters.
Did you set up any particular permissions when you fitted the drive?
In File explorer, right click on the drive then select Properties, Security tab, Advanced
Here is one of mine. I took ownership of the drive in order to give Full control to my day-to-day user account.
I'm on my Windows 10 computer at the moment but both OS are the same in this respect. They share a common tutorial - Change Permissions of Files, Folders, Drives, Registry Keys for Users and Groups in Windows 10-11 - TenForumsTutorials
D drive permissions.png

Perhaps you could post your equivalent.


All the best,
Denis



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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
I'm basically the same:
 

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (23H2)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix 550A -AM4
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nividia 2600
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Hard Drives
    2GB NVME, 2GB SSD x 2
    PSU
    650W
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Also have LT using W11 pro and 23H2
  • Operating System
    W11 Pro (23H2)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    self build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900
    Motherboard
    Nvidia 1030
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD RX550
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TV/ Monitor
    Hard Drives
    Crucial 50GB NVME
    2x 12TB Seagate spinners.
    2TB WD spinner
    PSU
    650W
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    IGB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Its my Server / occasional user.
    The 12TB drives use Stablebit Drivepool :)
I can't see anything wrong with your security settings. As you say, they are the same as mine.

always get the now permissions prompt
I have run out of ideas but, upon re-reading the thread, I wonder just what is on that problem dialog.
Please could you post a screenshot / photo of it.


All the best,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
I can't see anything wrong with your security settings. As you say, they are the same as mine.


I have run out of ideas but, upon re-reading the thread, I wonder just what is on that problem dialog.
Please could you post a screenshot / photo of it.


All the best,
Denis
Actually no, since I shared the folders and no longer have the problem. I'm reluctant to change anything. :rolleyes:

However, this is the section of the post I made about 24H2 taking away my previously working shares.

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Now I have passwords / pins for all my PC's, so even that issue is no more.
I appreciate your helping me get my system together.
Now of course MS is pushing me to update to 24H2, I think I'll wait a while before doing that again......
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (23H2)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix 550A -AM4
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nividia 2600
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Hard Drives
    2GB NVME, 2GB SSD x 2
    PSU
    650W
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Also have LT using W11 pro and 23H2
  • Operating System
    W11 Pro (23H2)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    self build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900
    Motherboard
    Nvidia 1030
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD RX550
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TV/ Monitor
    Hard Drives
    Crucial 50GB NVME
    2x 12TB Seagate spinners.
    2TB WD spinner
    PSU
    650W
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    IGB
    Browser
    Edge and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Total AV
    Other Info
    Its my Server / occasional user.
    The 12TB drives use Stablebit Drivepool :)

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