Solved File sharing on my home network


sunnyrio

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I have 7 PCs, all running Windows 11. This didn't used to be a problem, they had Windows 7, then 8, then 10, then 11. They all have the same login, that's the same username and the same password. That login is an admin on every computer. One of these computers is the main computer. I access the other 6 using file sharing and "remote utilities" (freeware). Usually, I share something on another machine, and I can get to it with full write access from the main machine, since there is only one combination of username and password. One machine went haywire and I reformatted it and installed Windows 11 from scratch. I set up the share I thought the same but I cannot write files to it. Why?
 

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ARGH! Fixed it. Just gave "everyone" full permissions. Why is Windows becoming more and more like Linux, the default on absolutely everything is "no you're not getting in". I even get asked to give permission for something I just asked it to do! That doesn't even make sense!
 

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An idea for the future, I set up a NAS drive connected to my Wireless Router via Ethernet cable and can Map the Public folder on it from any computer desired whether Wired or Wireless connected to the Router, no one computer has to be running.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
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    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

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ARGH! Fixed it. Just gave "everyone" full permissions. Why is Windows becoming more and more like Linux, the default on absolutely everything is "no you're not getting in". I even get asked to give permission for something I just asked it to do! That doesn't even make sense!
It's a sign of the times we live in, I'm afraid. It's called the Zero Trust model....

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

sunnyrio

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An idea for the future, I set up a NAS drive connected to my Wireless Router via Ethernet cable and can Map the Public folder on it from any computer desired whether Wired or Wireless connected to the Router, no one computer has to be running.
Not what I need. I have 7 computers all running science projects. I need to edit files on each one to change settings.
 

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sunnyrio

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Not what I need. I have 7 computers all running science projects. I need to edit files on each one to change settings.
That information would have helped in the first post.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

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It's my own computer! Pray tell me what is the point in asking "do you provide permission to yourself to do this"?
Say you picked up some ransomware. Wouldn't you prefer the system to ask you if you really want to run it with admin privileges, rather than just letting it run without question?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

sunnyrio

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Say you picked up some ransomware. Wouldn't you prefer the system to ask you if you really want to run it with admin privileges, rather than just letting it run without question?
*I* clicked the button to initiate the copy of the file. The OS knows that *I*, not some ransomware asked it do this. What on earth is the point of asking the same person that just asked for the command if they're really sure they want to allow themselves to do it?

Oh and I have AV software. I've never had any ransomware or anything else bad in the 32 years I've used Windows.
 

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Berton

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I wrote a whole paragraph, what did you expect, my life story?
No, just the pertinent information. The down side to computing is that seldom do any 2 or more computers stay exactly alike after being sold and no 2 or more users work them the exact same way, seemingly minor information can become quite important.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

sunnyrio

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No, just the pertinent information. The down side to computing is that seldom do any 2 or more computers stay exactly alike after being sold and no 2 or more users work them the exact same way, seemingly minor information can become quite important.
That would have taken an essay. You need to ask to get what you need.
 

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