Setting up backup to network drive is asking for user ID / password but there isn't one. RRS feed

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  • I'm setting up 5 individual pc's to backup to 1 computer that has a 6tb storage drive on it (Q: drive) All are in a HOMEGROUP. All are seen on the network, I have gone to each PC, mapped the drive, setup the sharing with no password protection, i can access the drive, read/write to the drive from each PC in explore but when i try to setup the backup on each one it ask to locate it but when i try to create the backup its asking for USER ID / PASSWORD. None of the computers have a password nor a user ID. When i go into manage credentials i can see each PC and their user ID and the password has 8 asterisk characters. I have tried to edit with no hope as there is a previous backup created that went to an XP machine that has died which this new one is replacing. But even if i try to create a new one its wanting those credentials. I have found some other forums with the issue but the result was "Guest/Guest" and that didn't work, i am stumped, any help would be great.

    4 PC's are running Windows 7 Prof. as well as the new PC with the Q: drive

    1 PC running Windows 10, 

    Like i mentioned, can read/write from each PC to the Q: drive. USER ID / PASSWORD required for the backup to it.

    • Moved by Just Karl Friday, January 12, 2018 3:44 PM Looking for the correct forum
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:25 PM


  • You have asked in the wrong forum. This forum is for questions and discussions about the TechNet Wiki. I believe you should ask your question in a Microsoft Answers/Community forum dedicated to Windows Update, Recovery, and Backup:


    Search for similar questions, or click on "Participate" and select "Ask a Question". The Answers/Community forums are on a different platform, so we cannot move this question there. You will need to ask your question again. Sorry.

    Edit: Another possibility would be to ask in this Networking forum:


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:47 PM