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Windows is asking for password to browse the available file shares on Samba

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Mac Connect to Server doesn't show login screen:

Using Connect TO Server function, I entered credentials once, incorrectly, now I use connect to server and it doesn't show me the login screen but goes ahead and tries to mount the share ... Anyway ...
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Windows 7: network file sharing password

I'm sharing some files between two Windows 7 computers but, even though I checked the "Turn on password protected sharing". At the same time turned off the "Homegroup" function and checked the "use ...
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Default username/password for accessing network shares in Windows 8?

I always had the same username and password on all my network devices (NAS, desktop PC, laptop) in my small home network. This allows me to access network shares of other devices without having to ...
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Windows: How can I reproduce exactly the same blank-password security but with non-blank password?

Having read in Set a Blank Password in Windows XP To Protect the Computer from Internet Attacks : "Using a blank password (or no password at all) makes your computer more secure because Windows ...
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I set my share to full control on computer A, but when I access the share from computer B, it prompts me for password. Also, when I type in the password in the password dialog box, it works fine, ...
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Map to drive on another PC using net use - is passing password insecure?

When running the following from the command line in Windows XP (to another XP machine): net use "\\IP\c$" MyPassword /user:TheUser Is the password passed securely? If not, is there a secure way?
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How can I password-protect a Mac shared folder on a Windows workgroup?

We have a Mac-mini running 10.5.8 which already acts as a fileserver for our simple Windows (mixed XP/Vista) workgroup. The Mac-mini is on the same workgroup and the files are shared via SMB, FTP, and ...
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How to save the password for a mapped network drive?

I have a map drive created from Tools > Map network drive. The drive is mapped to a different machine's shared folder. So each time I switch off the machine, it asks for the password when I open the ...
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Sharing file in windows xp (sp3) to other computers in the workgroup

Right, I know it sounds easy, and it's likely to have an easy answer but here's my scenario: I have a computer at the office running windows xp with the service pack 3, and my boss asked me to share ...
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How can I Map a Network Drive with Password so it stays mapped after a reboot?

I mapped a network drive to a location that needs a password. Now whenever my computer starts up, it tells me that it could not connect to that network drive because a password is needed. How do I ...