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Mapping hard drive on network, not working. Password prompt

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I am trying to map a hard drive on the network and it was working fine before. Both computers are XP. I am mapping via the wireless linksys router. Both computers are on the MSHOME default network.

All is going well untill I map the remote drive one the 2nd PC and it prompts: Username, Password.

This is new to me. 2nd PC does not have a password on the default user acct. I have tried Administrator with password blank, I have tried Username with password blank, I  have tried blank user and blank password.

Any ideas on what would prompt for username and password when mapping a drive on the network?

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Hi stevef22,

If i remember correct you need to create and account on the remote computer with access to where you are trying to map.

Create an account for example "test" with a password of "testaccount" then try mapping the drive with those credentials.

Cheers
Dan
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Windows mapping network drive is troublesome.

First of all, you need to know that you can't map to multiple network drives using different username and password. They will only accept one set of username and password for all drive mapping. Hence, maybe you can try creating a dummy account on the 2nd PC.
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