I have 2 networked computers C1 and C2 using same login credentials.
Because they are using same credentials, I can access shared folders on C1 from C2 without entering credentials.

The problem is I want to access a shared folder on C1 from C2 using a different account that is on C1.
If I try to Map the drive with using 'Connect using different credentials', I get the following error:

"The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share."

The problem is I haven't done ANY mapping.
All there is in 'This PC' is my primary SSD and thats it.

Since I can access the folders on C1 shared under same credentials as on C2, windows is automatically mapping them I suppose!
Please advice a solution.

P.S. I DO NOT need any access to C1 folders with same credentials as C2 which windows is allowing atm.

EDIT: I am aware that one solution can be to use different credentials on both computers but currently that isn't a viable solution.

  • Try mapping the drive with the different credential with the IP address rather than the machine DNS name or vice versa and see if that makes any difference. Just a quick idea i.e. \\192.168.1.X\\sharename or \\machinename\sharename – Pimp Juice IT Dec 24 '17 at 4:51
  • I see "New connections will be remembered. There are no entries in the list." – Umer Dec 24 '17 at 4:57
  • Try running NET USE * /DELETE /Y from a command line and then try to map again and see if that makes any difference. – Pimp Juice IT Dec 24 '17 at 5:05

Not really what I wanted but changing credentials of C1 from that of C2 worked.

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