Windows 10 C Root Network File Share

We have two Windows 10 Pro machines setup in a workgroup with a basic home router.

We have software has folders in the root directory that need to be shared and the company says that we need to share the C drive.

Even thought we have turn on and off password protected sharing and included "Everyone" in the file share for C it says we can not access it on the other machine.

What setting am I missing?
Brad KlausAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
Hi.

How did you call the share? Let's verify (assuming, the share is simply named c) using the command
net share c

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Please quote the output.

Please add, what happens when trying to access c:
Brad KlausAuthor Commented:
C:\Windows\system32>net share c
Share name        C
Path              C:\
Remark
Maximum users     No limit
Users
Caching           Manual caching of documents
Permission        Everyone, FULL
                  KATHLEEN\User, FULL

The command completed successfully.
McKnifeCommented:
As asked before: what happens when Kathleen tries to access c?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to Control Panel, Advanced Network Sharing center, Advanced Sharing Options.

Make sure Network Discovery and File/Print Sharing are both ON and User Names and Passwords is ON (turns Homegroup OFF). Do this for both machines.

Make sure the Network card is Private and not Public.

Now restart both machines and test folder mapping. What (if any) errors do you get?

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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
C:\Windows\system32>net share c
Share name        C
Path              C:\
Remark
Maximum users     No limit
Users
Caching           Manual caching of documents
Permission        Everyone, FULL
                  KATHLEEN\User, FULL

The command completed successfully.
Okay, that is the share permission. What is the NTFS permission set to? Run and post output
icacls c:\

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Cannot believe that this software company wants you to share C drive, ridiculous
Brad KlausAuthor Commented:
The ICACLS C:\ was this...

c:\ BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(F)
    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(F)
    BUILTIN\Users:(OI)(CI)(RX)
    NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(M)
    NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(AD)
    Mandatory Label\High Mandatory Level:(OI)(NP)(IO)(NW)

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you try my suggestions above?  I share files between Windows 10 machines with no difficulty.
Brad KlausAuthor Commented:
Yes John did everything above and still no go.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
OK.  Go the target machine (the one you are trying to map a folder on) and make a User Name / Password that is identical to the source machine user name and password.

On the target machine, make sure either the folder or Drive C (your preference) allows access by User Name / Password.

Restart the machine and try again.
McKnifeCommented:
Ok, look, your NTFS permissions on c: are normal and share permissions are, too. However, we do not even know what error message you are facing. Will you share it, please?
McKnifeCommented:
So we can assume that the solution was that someone forgot to turn on sharing?
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