I have a computer running Windows 7 x64 with file sharing enabled. The problem is that I am unable to browse the available shares on the computer from any other computer or network media player.
File sharing used to work just fine, but I just recently noticed that it stopped working though I didn't change any sharing or networking settings.
If I browse to \\COMPUTERNAME, I get "Access Denied" immediately. However, if I type in the full UNC path to a share I know that I have, \\COMPUTERNAME\Users\Public, it connects and works.
This is a big issue because my networked media player will try to browse the available shares on a computer name, I cannot put in the path. It prompts for credentials, but even after supplying the correct username and password, it still gets the access denied message. On Windows computers, I do NOT receive the prompt for credentials.
In Advanced Sharing Settings I have:
- Turn on network discovery
- Turn on file and printer sharing
- Turn on ... public folder
- Enabled 40 or 56-bit encryption
- Turn off password protected sharing
For good measure, I have the firewall disabled during my tests. I even tried disabling sharing, rebooting, and re-enabling it, but that didn't fix it either.