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Accessing W7 drive from W10

I just installed Windows 10 on a laptop and wish to get at my other desktop using Windows 7 D: drive. I can see it on the networks (I'm logged into the same network) but when it asks for a username password, I put in my username (no password needed) and it still doesnt give me access.
I can access C:\Users\Public.

I'm not a security wizard here - can anyone guide me through the process?

Thanks!
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John

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

Public Folders were used for Home Group and Home Group is gone (Windows 10 V1703 or thereabouts).

Try traditional file sharing.  Follow my article on Folder Sharing for assistance.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/16639/Folder-sharing-on-modern-machines.html

Also make sure the Windows 7 machine is fully updated as that will remove SMBv1 and Windows 10 removed SMBv1 as well.
yo_bee

I use .\username when I am authenticating to a workgroup machine.  If that does not work maybe a SMBv1 as John stated.
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Kimputer

Default settings won't allow NON-PASSWORD accounts to be access. Try setting your password in the W7 PC, then use that from the W10 to connect.
GNOVAK

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John -
Seems I must use the same password across the two machines.  Problem is that the desktop doesnt use a password for that account. The windows 10 setup asked for a user and I used the same username as on Win7 but had to give it a password.
Is there any way to eliminate the password on the Windows 10 user?
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Thanks everyone - appreciate the help.
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John

You are very welcome and I was happy to help