Help with setting up a local private network please.


SteveinKent

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I do not currently have a local network set up for transferring files between my PC and laptop, (both running Win11)

I'm Googling how to do this, but the guides I'm finding are always different to what my PC comes up with when I try to follow it.

Is there a simple guide as to how to set up a network so I can share files between my PC which is connected by cable to the router, and my laptop which is using WiFi to connect to the router?

Any help is much appreciated.
 
Windows Build/Version
23H2 (OS Build 22631.3447)

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
As a first step have you ensured that both the following are turned 'On' on both devices: -
Network Discovery, and
File & Printer sharing
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP EliteDesk 705 G5
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3400GE
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 11
    Hard Drives
    256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 15-3576
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4 - 2400 SODIMM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK Hynix SC311 SATA SSD
As a first step have you ensured that both the following are turned 'On' on both devices: -
Network Discovery, and
File & Printer sharing
Turned on for both PC and laptop
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
OK,

I have now got to the point where when I click on network my PC shows my laptop, but when I click on network on my laptop it just shows my laptop.

When I click on the laptop icon on my PC it comes up with enter credentials, but I've no idea what to put in.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
When I click on the laptop icon on my PC it comes up with enter credentials, but I've no idea what to put in.
By default when you connect to another PC over the network your PC tries to connect using the name and password that you are signed in to this PC. If there is an account on the other PC with the same name and password you will connect.

If not, then you will be asked for credentials. You need to enter the name and password of an account that exists on the PC you are trying to connect to.
 

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 Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    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. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
Is there a simple guide as to how to set up a network

Yes.
A consolidated network setup checklist for Windows 10 and 11 - my post #4 - TenForums

And don't get misled by
when I click on network my PC shows my laptop, but when I click on network on my laptop it just shows my laptop
From the words you chose, I think you were referring to what appeared & did not appear in File explorer's Network section, something that has been fatally flawed for years.
My checklist includes alternatives.




Best of luck,
Denis



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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447

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 Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    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. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
Bree, Thanks for sorting that out. Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
If there is an account on the other PC with the same name and password you will connect.
By 'Account' do you mean 'Profile' name?
I too have the same scenario as the OP and both devices have my 'Profile' named the same ('Ken') with the same PW on both devices.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP EliteDesk 705 G5
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3400GE
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 11
    Hard Drives
    256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 15-3576
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4 - 2400 SODIMM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK Hynix SC311 SATA SSD
By 'Account' do you mean 'Profile' name?
I too have the same scenario as the OP and both devices have my 'Profile' named the same ('Ken') with the same PW on both devices.
So the profile name has to be the same, not the Windows account email?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
I am still confused with the private network

I have the same email and password for Microsoft on both PC and Laptop

The PC network shows the laptop, but the laptop network has now stopped showing the PC

If I click on the Laptop icon in the PC it still asks for credentials, I put in the email and password for the laptop, and it says username or password incorrect.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
By 'Account' do you mean 'Profile' name?
I too have the same scenario as the OP and both devices have my 'Profile' named the same ('Ken') with the same PW on both devices.
Referring to a user account UserName and a Profile name are essentially talking about the same thing.

If Ken is an Admin then Ken ought to be able to authorise access.
[Step 4 of my checklist]


Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Stevein have you ever logged in to the PC or laptop with the username and password belonging to it or have you always used a pin?
I was taught that before you can connect to another system, you have had to of logged into that system using a user/pass at least once.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Stevein have you ever logged in to the PC or laptop with the username and password belonging to it or have you always used a pin?
I was taught that before you can connect to another system, you have had to of logged into that system using a user/pass at least once.
Just done this, so we'll see
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
I have now changed the user name for both PC and laptop to be the same and I can now click on the Laptop icon and it shows "Users"
Click on that and it's "WIndows11", click on that it lists a load of folders and stuff, but no C:/ etc

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I can now get to the PC from the Laptop but again it's the "users" folder etc, cannot get to my files.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
User folders. That’s it. Anything else is more indepth.

So logging in with the user/pass first worked I assume?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I have now changed the user name for both PC and laptop to be the same and I can now click on the Laptop icon and it shows "Users"
Click on that and it's "WIndows11", click on that it lists a load of folders and stuff, but no C:/ etc

View attachment 96383
I can now get to the PC from the Laptop but again it's the "users" folder etc, cannot get to my files.
But I can transfer files from the PC to the Laptops desktop, so that may be OK for what I need to use it for
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
User folders. That’s it. Anything else is more indepth.

So logging in with the user/pass first worked I assume?
Don't know, but I did that even though I'm sure I had done that before.

But I also changed the user name to be the same on both PC and Laptop and used that in the "credentials" request
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Own build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    B550 Aorus Elite AC V2
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC V2 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ1BR Curved Gaming Monitor – 31.5 inch WQHD (2560x1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz),
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    C: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (OS)
    D: Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD (Data)
    F: 2 TB HDD (Photos and Videos)
    G: 2 TB HDD (C: Drive Backup)
    H: 2 TB HDD (D: Drive Backup)
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
Remote access to C: isn’t something that is standard.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Don't know, but I did that even though I'm sure I had done that before.

But I also changed the user name to be the same on both PC and Laptop and used that in the "credentials" request
I have never been able to log in with credentials without first having logged into the computer I am trying to connect to, with a user/pass first or at least once I mean.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
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