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.
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