Have you been trying to access your shared files from your windows PC and get an error “Account has no Permissions?” Here’s a simple solution to fix the annoying problem
Sometimes when we try to access our shared files from your windows PC, you may run into an error such as “Account has no Permissions” if you use apps such as ES File Explorer for Android. If you use other network browser apps you also may get a message asking for your windows credentials.
If you are not worried about securing your shared files, file sharing is a great way to view your content across your devices. But there is a step that people often miss after enabling file sharing, which ends in the error “Account has no Permissions”
Part 1: Enable Security Permissions
Most people will miss this part, they will normally just go to the Sharing tab and enable sharing, but they don’t give permission to the user in the security tab. This is why you get the error shown above, because Microsoft Windows is strict with security, you have to tell windows that you want “Everyone” to access your shared drive. Here are the steps below to enable security Permissions.
Step 1: If your using windows 7 PC, Right click the shared drive and select properties, as shown below[/share-to-unlock].
Step 2: In the Properties dialog box, click edit to change permissions.
Step 3: In the Permissions for your share drive, select Add
Step 4: In the Select users dialog box, type Everyone where it says “enter the object names to select. Click Check Names and then press OK
Windows will go through your folders to enable security settings for your shared drive.
Part 2: Check your Android app to access your content
Step 1: Start your app such as ES File Explorer, and navigate to your network share location.
Step 2: Now, click on the IP Address such as shown above and you should now be able to access your share drive
I hope this tutorial has been helpful and you have now successfully able to access your shared drive from your Android phone.
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