Win 10 Home not able to connect to Win 7 Pro shares

a client has a Win 7 pro workstation configured to share the quickbooks data folder for a new HP laptop to access in multiuser mode.  the laptop is a Win 10 Home.  the laptop will not connect to the Win 7 workstation.  error that while the network  connections is correct the win 7 does not respond.  Ping is successful and fast.  i have disabled all firewall and internet security on both machines.  I have given 'everyone' full rights and access.  i can access the Win 7 pro QB shared folder from another win 7 pro in the office with no difficulty.  i can connect the Win  7 workstation back to the shared test folder on the Win 10 Home laptop with no issues.  i can remote desktop the Win 10 into the Win 7 workstation with no difficulty.  I have created a new administrator user account  and password successfully but the laptop will not connect.   i have no idea what else can be blocking the connection from the Win 10 Home into the Win 7 pro.
Tim LiversMCSEAsked:
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Could be an SMBv1 issue (it's not installed anymore in Win10 1709), though I would've expected a more clear error message when you connect to the Win7 computer.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Are you trying to access a QuickBooks file over a VPN connection?  It general will not work, if it does it will probably result in data corruption, and is not supported by Quickbooks.  QuickBooks requires a minimum of 54 Mbps connection to function and even then wireless is not recommended.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As noted, you cannot use QuickBooks reliably over VPN.

On the target machine, make a user name and password that is the same as the source (connecting) machine. Restart the machine and try connecting again with NET USE  (Map folder).
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Tim LiversMCSEAuthor Commented:
no VPN.  laptop, desktop in same room, different desks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try the enumeration step I mentioned.
Tim LiversMCSEAuthor Commented:
john, do they need to log in as the new user or just create it and see it in the user list?
Rob WilliamsCommented:
>>"I have created a new administrator user account  and password"
I trust the password is not blank?  Win 10 will only connect to a share with a proper password.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No, the source (connecting) machine can be the same user.  That is why you are enumerating this user on the target machine.

You may also have to give permission to the folder you are accessing.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You cannot use Blank passwords.  Check Advanced Network Sharing options on all machines to ensure the Network Discovery, File / Print Sharing are both ON and User names / Passwords are required (which turns Homegroup OFF)
Tim LiversMCSEAuthor Commented:
homegroup is off.  i never use blank passwords.  network discovery is on on all workstations on the lan
Tim LiversMCSEAuthor Commented:
i hate peer to peer.  never have these issues on domains plus i wouldn't be dealing with 10 Home either.  i will try adding the same user name and password to the target user list when i go back in the morning.  plus the use of any other sledge hammer suggestions between now and then.  thx.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with you. Enumerated users and NET USE should work

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Tim LiversMCSEAuthor Commented:
seems to have corrected the connection issue
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and I was happy to help.
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