Connecting to a Windows 8 Share
Posted on 2012-08-20
Ok, I feel kind of dumb asking this question, but after hours of trial and error, I am very frustrated. Maybe someone can help.
I have a Windows 8 PC, where my primary account is connected to my Live ID. When I login to this account normally, it is my Live email address "email@example.com" and my Live password. No problem.
So now I go to a second computer running Windows 7. Both PC's are connected to the same physical router by LAN cable right next to each other. I want to map a network drive to C: on my win8 PC. Connections used to work when both PCs used win7. I've shared c: and given all users full permissions (dangerous, I know, but I want to get this to work) on the win8 pc. I enter the address as "\\[win8pcname]\c$" on the "map network drive" dialog of the win7 pc.
This is where I have trouble. When it prompts me for the login info, nothing I enter as a login will succeed. I've tried:
I've typed the password in Notepad to verify I'm typing it correctly and pasted it in. I've tried it with no password and with old passwords that I used before connecting to Live. Nothing.
Any ideas how to properly format my credentials so that the network share is created??