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I have a laptop and a PC linked together by a WiFi router and I want to be able to access and copy files, from one another but I cannot access either one, because it is asking for a user name and password. I have not set any username or password on both the PC and the laptop and I don't know what to do.

I use Windows 7 x 64 on both of them.

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# Comment Id: 22582

If you are using a Windows 7 x64 PC, the way to resolve this is, you need to start browsing for your Control Panel - Network and Internet - Network and Sharing center; then go to Change Advance Sharing Settings page; then browse for password protecting sharing; then you will have the option to turn the password on and off.
 
See if this solution works for you.

# Comment Id: 26911

Hi,

This feature might set to password protected in 1 of your 2 computers. This either in your personal computer or your laptop. But don't worry too much, I have instructions below that will fix this problem. A step by step guide and pretty straight forward. 

  • Go to Start then click Control Panel.
  • Look for Network and Internet and click it.
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  • In the left panel, click on Change Advanced Sharing Settings.
  • Scroll down a bit and look for Password Protected Sharing.
  • Turn it off and do it in the other computer too.