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File sharing Windows 10 and MX-15
No changes to stock installation.
My idea here was to turn off as many password protections and security roadblocks as I could to just make it work. NOTE: Recognizing the security risk of having nearly all network file protections (apart from the firewall) turned off on Windows 10, I would suggest going back over each item and turning on protections one-by-one until file sharing breaks, and then turn off the offending protection. Otherwise, if security is not a concern, you can leave the Windows network file protections wide open as these directions will show you how to do.
- Leave HomeGroup. Microsoft created a pre-configured closed group called "HomeGroup" a few versions ago. It is turned on by default and makes it very difficult for any computer that is not Windows-based to connect and share files. Leave HomeGroup by: Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet->HomeGroup->Leave HomeGroup
- Remove all network protections. Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network Sharing Center->Advanced Sharing Settings (this is on the left sidebar).
Here there will be three categories (each has a carrot next to it to expand): Private (Current Profile), Guest or Public, and All Networks.
- Private (Current Profile).
- Select: “Turn on network discovery”
- Select: “Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices.”
- Leave the HomeGroup Settings alone...it is already disabled since you have left the HomeGroup.
- Guest or Public.
- Select: “Turn on network discovery.”
- Select: “Turn on file or printer sharing.”
- All Networks.
- Select: “Turn on sharing so anyone so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders.”
- Select: “Turn off password protected sharing.”
- Leave the other selections on the page as is.
- Click “Save changes”...and Windows 10 will ask you to logout and login again.
- Private (Current Profile).
- Make sure Access Control for a Public folder is turned off. (In this example, I used the folder “Pictures”).
- Start->File Explorer->Right Click on Pictures->Properties->Sharing (tab)
- Click Share button->In the blank pull-down dialog window, select Guest>then click Add button->Change Permission Level to Read/Write
- Click Share button at bottom.
- Make doubly sure “Pictures” is wide open.
- Start->File Explorer ...then Right Click on Pictures->Properties->Sharing (tab)
- Click Advanced Sharing button->Click Permissions button->highlight Group “Everyone” and make sure that all three boxes are ticked under Allow->Full Control, Change, Read...then click OK at bottom
- That should make Pictures wide open to everyone on the network. Now go to your MX-15 machine.
- Test from MX-15.
- Open Thunar->Browse Network->Windows Network->Select WORKGROUP->Select [Name of Windows 10 machine]->Pictures.
- Try creating a file in Pictures...then check the Windows 10 machine for changes.