Unable to access particular computer on my network


curt jugg

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I have three computers on my home network: a tablet with Windows 10, a laptop also with Windows 10, and a desktop with Windows 11. All three have password-protected sharing turned off. With my tablet I can access my laptop and my desktop and with my laptop I can access my tablet and my desktop. But with my desktop, although I can access my tablet, I can’t access my laptop. When I try to, I keep being asked for my network credentials even though password-protected sharing is turned off. Yet my wife, with a standard account on the desktop, can access the laptop without any problem. As a test, I created a local account on the desktop and with this I can access the laptop with no difficulty. Can anyone suggest what the problem is likely to be, please?
 

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    HP Pavilion TP01
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    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700 @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GH
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    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.819
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    Benq 27
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curt jugg

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Thanks, but it is set to private
 

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    Windows 11 Home 21H2
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion TP01
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700 @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GH
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I created a local account on the desktop and with this I can access the laptop with no difficulty.
Then IMO there is some sort of corruption in your user account causing the issue. First, from your old account make sure the new local account you created is an administrator. Connect external media, COPY your user files to it, logout of old account and log in to the new user account and PASTE the files into it. (Using this method is very important as it will keep you from having permission problems) . When all is working as expected in the new account, delete your old account. You can then change the new local user account to a MS account if you want.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.819
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

curt jugg

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Many thanks for your suggestion.
 

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    Windows 11 Home 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion TP01
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700 @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GH
    Memory
    16.0 GB

glasskuter

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That's OK. Just make a new thread.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.819
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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