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Share Files and folders without Password on Windows-7, how to?

The solution to Share Files and folders without entering the Password for Windows-7 or 8.1 Computer!

The solution here is also for Windows 8.1, 8 and Windows Server 2008, 2012!

1. Please change the Work-Group on all Computers to the same name!
See this: .... change Computer name and workgroup name (settings) in Windows 7!
for Windows-XP and 8.1:  ... change Windows-8 and Win 8.1 Computer Name, Workgroup and Domain settings!

2. Turn off password protected sharing in Advanced sharing settings!

Open the Home Group settings in Windows-7 via Run-Dialog command: control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup and click the text "Change advanced sharing settings... " (... see Image-1 Arrow-1)

In the Advanced sharing settings please disable password protection (... see Image-2 Arrow-1 and 2) and Save Changes!

Important: please use for correct aces for example from Windows-XP, share permission the user "Everyone".   
See this: ... Share It With the home network group!
Don't forget set the folder permissions also for "Everyone"
See: ... permission for Everyone NTFS

(Image-1) Change advanced sharing settings on Windows-7!
Change advanced sharing settings on Windows-7!

(Image-1) Share Files and folders without Password on Windows-7 (Turn-off)!
Share Files and folders without Password on Windows-7 (Turn-off)!

Use Windows-7 Advanced sharing settings to change settings for network discovery, file and printer sharing, public folder sharing, password-protected sharing on Windows-7, and HomeGroup connection management.

The easiest way to share files on a Win-7 home network is to create or join a Home Group.

The homegroup is a collection of PCs that share pictures, music, videos, documents, and even printers. A computer must be running Windows 7 to participate in a homegroup.

FAQ 104: Updated on: April 28th 2014 11:39
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