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!
GNOVAKAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
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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KimputerIT ManagerCommented:
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.
GNOVAKAuthor Commented:
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?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use the same username and password on both computers - that works.

Or on the "server" computer, you can make a user account with the other computer user name and password. I do this. You may still be asked for password (Home Group is gone) but it does work. I use this myself.

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GNOVAKAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone - appreciate the help.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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