I have two laptops which are connected through our home WiFi.

What I am trying to do is set up Remote Desktop to access one laptop from another and vice versa. I am also trying to set up shared folders between each laptops. Both laptops are running Windows 10 and connected through optimum router.

What is the best way to do it?

I have set up shared folder in one of my laptop, hence having a network path: \\mypc\Users\kyle1\Pictures, but not sure how to access it from the other laptop.

When I access \\mypc\Users\kyle1\Pictures from my other laptop it asks for network password, how do I get that?

  • Just try with your shared system password. – Shankar Mar 9 '17 at 13:06
  • How do I get that? Is it the Windows password on each laptop? – SearchForKnowledge Mar 9 '17 at 13:12
  • try this - howtogeek.com/214080/… – Shankar Mar 9 '17 at 13:16

Try with: Username: .\kyle1 password: WhatEverPasswordIsUsedByUser"Kyle1"on"mypc"

remember to allow filesharing in the firewall on both machines. Both incoming and outgoing.

  • so mypc is the place where file sharing is enabled. and mypc2 is where I am trying to access from. So when I try to access the mypc folder from mypc2 I should use the mypc windows username/password? – SearchForKnowledge Mar 9 '17 at 13:21
  • When I created an account it is myemail@gmail.com on the Windows login screen. Should I use that and the password that goes with it? – SearchForKnowledge Mar 9 '17 at 13:38
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    Yes, the computer you try to access should have an account which has been granted access. I'd suggest that you create a local user for the purpose. – Mikael Dyreborg Hansen Mar 10 '17 at 10:51

I find it way easier to use Chrome's remote desktop app - just install chrome on each laptop and install the remote desktop app on each. As for file sharing, consider using Googledocs or Microsoft's OneDrive.

  • I just setup the allow file sharing and homegroup and I can access each network path folders from another laptop. Thanks for the alternatives. – SearchForKnowledge Mar 9 '17 at 23:46

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