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Sharing a folder on a standalone Windows 7 machine is not working

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Hello,

I am trying to share a folder on a computer that is not joined into my domain. I have given full share and security permissions to Everyone and I can't still see it. When I try to browse into this share using the UNC "\\%IP%\sharename" it keeps asking me for authentication, even though Everyone has full permission.

I have disabled the firewall and enable the Netbios over TCP/IP as well when troubleshooting.

This shared folder is in the C:\ of a Windows 7 professional computer.

Any hints will be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
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You need to work through the advanced Networking Options for the card. Make sure Network Discovery is ON, File and Print Sharing is OFF, Homegroup is OFF, and users and passwords are ON.

Make sure the Network Card is attached to Home/Work and NOT Public.

Please refer to my article on Folder Sharing on Modern Machines. There are lots of steps there to read through and follow.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/A_16639-Folder-sharing-on-modern-machines.html
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Have you enabled the guest account?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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give the user a domain name and password then they will be able to access the share. You are being stopped by the NTFS file permissions.. you may want to try enabling the 'EVERYONE' account in the NTFS permissions.
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The machine is not on a domain, so I don't think I would try that.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Security and Ease of use always run in conflict.
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Great article. Thanks a lot for sharing this!
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@LuiLui77  - You are most welcome and I was pleased to help you.
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