I have 2 Win 10 computers, let's call them A and B, both running version 1809. They are logged in with different Microsoft users. Both computers are managed by me so I have the credentials.
I have shared the Videos library on each of A and B with everyone (right-click Videos library --> "Give access to" --> "Specific people ..." --> "Everyone" --> "Add" --> "Permission level" to "Read/Write" --> "Share.").
Now B can see A under "Network" but A cannot see B. Moreover, there is an Nvidia Shield on the network and B can see this device under "Network" but A cannot see it either. If I sit on B, I can double click A under "Network" and I can grab files from it.
I have 2 related questions please:
- How do I make A see B (and the Nvidia Shield; I suspect it is the same solution) under "Network"?
- As mentioned above, I can access the A's shared files if I have access to B. I did not have to log in or enter any credentials for A. I find this undesirable; indeed, with the Nvidia Shield, for the first-time access to it from B, I had to enter some credentials specific to the Shield. I'm not sure why A is letting me bypass credentials when I'm trying to access it from B. Is this because I chose "Everyone" as indicated above? I also note that, even before I shared my Videos library, the Users folder on A was already accessible from B, again without credentials. My wish is that if someone on the network wants to access my files on A or B, they need to enter some credentials, at least for the first time they try to access. For example, I don't want a guest whom I give the wifi password to will have complete access to my shared files. Is there a way to achieve this?
p.s. Computer A runs MalwareBytes 3.7.1 Premium. Both A and B are using the "Private" network profile where "Turn on network discovery" and "Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices" are both on.
Edit: From computer A's explorer, if I type
\\Shield\ I can access the Shield after I enter in the credentials. This is exactly what I'm looking for! Likewise, if I type
\\B\ (where I replace
B with the actual name of computer B), then I can access computer B after I enter the credentials. So let me rephrase the question:
Why don't the Shield and B show up under "Network" even though they are actually accessible and why is the situation for A not symmetric with the situation for B?