So when we share we must authenticate as a valid user. This confounds some so please think about it.
When you connect to the other PC you are logged into yours with a name and password. This name and password (the account) must exist on the machine serving up the share or "I don't know you."
I have a WIn 7 PC and my wife a Win 10 laptop PC.
ATM I can see my PC from her PC and actually open it and view, create, edit etc files. I have streamed media as well.
But while I can see her PC on mine, if I try to open it, I am not allowed to: my PC says
"Windows cannot access \\XXX-PC. Check the spelling of the name, or there might be a problem with your network. Click diagnose"
Error code 0x80070035
The network path was not found
The name is generated by the network onto my PC, and is the correct spelling of my wife's PC's name.
Diagnosis results in
"Make sure that the device or resource (XXX-PC) allows incoming connections for file and printer sharing"
I have definitely set File and Printer Sharing to ON. I am not aware of any incoming switch.
I have disabled the Windows firewall on her PC. She has Comodo Security installed, vanilla, as have I.
We are definitely on the same server, as she can use my PC and I can actually see her PC, just cannot access it. At this stage I have not even been asked for any passwords etc.
I am successfully connected to another PC on the network. That other PC (also a Win 7 machine) Has the same trouble as my machine: it can "see" but not access my wife's machine
Can anyone help? ATM the situation is exactly the opposite of what I want, because the whole idea is that I can back up her machine over the network.
Any help appreciated.