Not able to access share folders on network

This articles assumes that you are facing an issue which is equivalent to the scenario described below :-

Scenario:

You have a small home network of three or more computers and you could not access a shared folder from one of your computers. You could see the shared folder, but while clicking on it, a dialog box appeared requesting for username and password and if you right-clicked the shared folder and clicked Properties, the following error message pop ups:
You do not have the appropriate access rights for this server. For more information, contact your network supervisor.

Reason

You might be using the same username on both computers, but not the same password.
Or
One Computer do have user password and other not.

Solutions

All of the following solutions worked while we researched (choose one):
  • Change the username on either computer.
  • Use no logon password on either computer.
  • Use the same username and logon password on both computers.

Other Possible Solutions

If the shared folder is on a Windows 7 PC:
  1. Choose Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet, and then Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Change advanced sharing settings.
  3. Make sure the following options are selected:
    • Turn on file and printer sharing
    • Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in Public folders
    • Turn off password protected sharing
  4. Click Save Changes.
Here’s another possible solution – on the computer with the shared folder, edit the following Windows registry key: Please backup the registry before editing or making any changes.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA

Run regedit.
  • In Windows 7, click Start, type regedit, press Enter, and click Yes.
  • In Windows XP or other windows OS, click Start, Run, type regedit, and press Enter.
  1. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA
  2. Right-click restrictanonymous and click Modify.
  3. Make sure Value Data is set to 0 (zero) and then click OK.
  4. If you changed Value Data to 0, reboot your computer for the change to take effect.

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