I have file sharing in Windows 10 (version-1909) working well with a password. I set the password sometime ago when there was a UserGroup option, by changing the UserGroup password. Now in recent version there is no UserGroup.Now I want to change the password for file sharing. How do I do it?

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The password is the same as your Windows password unless you shared a folder with a different password. If you wish to have a different password, right click on the folder or drive and go to security and sharing. Set a password on the drive or folder once sharing is on. Then users will need the drive or folder particulars and the password.

If you need to change your Windows user password, go to Start, Settings, Accounts and change the password there.

Please see the screen shot below. Also look for other users on your system where you assigned names and passwords.

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Also right click on Computer (This PC) and select Manage. Users and Groups remain there.

  • I couldn't find any password setting in security, sharing or any other tab in properties of the drive or folder. Please add a screenshot if possible.
    – Vijay
    Dec 5, 2019 at 17:25
  • Right click on the drive or folder and select Properties. Select the Sharing Tab and then the Advanced button and look to see if these have been shared. That is where the password would be if there is one.
    – John
    Dec 5, 2019 at 17:29
  • Please add a screenshot if possible. Thanks.
    – Vijay
    Dec 5, 2019 at 17:30
  • Screen shot added to the original question
    – John
    Dec 5, 2019 at 17:40
  • But no option for password sir.
    – Vijay
    Dec 5, 2019 at 17:46

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