Need Help Accessing NAS Password Protected Folder in Windows 7 RC
I have several computers on my home network complete with NAS. I have created two folders on the network drive, one with a password and one without a password. On my XP computer, I can access either folder; when mapping to the password protected folder, I only need to enter the password and XP connects without issue. On the Windows 7 computer, while I can map to the non-password protected folder with no problem, when attempting to map to the password protected folder, Windows 7 keeps asking me for a username and password. What username is it requesting as the folder does not have a username.
May 14th, 2009 10:04am
Had the same issue earlier. The user name would be the name of your PC or or your account name. Try accessing that folder from my computer first and not from network and sharing center. On a wired connection, windows 7 will always ask me for a user and pass, if i try to access a mapped password protected folder through networks section, even though i've done it once before and ticked save logon credentials. But via the mapped drive under computer it logs in fine.
May 15th, 2009 4:57pm
I have the exact same issue. Trying to access my Linksys EFG80. I have been using it for years without a hitch. Can access it in Windows XP, Linux and MAC. But in Windows 7RC keeps asking me for username and password. I've given it the username and password from the windows install i"m using as well as the username and password for every account on the NAS including the Administrator. It will not access those drives either from Networks or My computer. I can't even map a drive to it.
May 27th, 2009 12:26am
Did you set your NAS to have the same username and password as your Windows 7 machine? If it is password protected it must have one somewhere.
June 27th, 2009 11:59pm
I have several computers on my home network complete with NAS. I have created two folders on the network drive, one with a password and one without a password. On my XP computer, I can access either folder; when mapping to the password protected folder, I only need to enter the password and XP connects without issue. On the Windows 7 computer, while I can map to the non-password protected folder with no problem, when attempting to map to the password protected folder, Windows 7 keeps asking me for a username and password. What username is it requesting as the folder does not have a username. I am a "little" out here, but could you please tell me how you could map the protected folder in windows xp? I have just got a NAS200 and I haven't been able to map the protected folders either on Windows XP and Vista. I cound't find such a topic under "Windows XP" forum, that's why I posted this message here. Thanks.
July 25th, 2009 12:21am
Did you create a user / password on the NAS box which is the same as the login user / password on your computers.When you access the NAS box what errors do you get.
July 25th, 2009 7:07am
Yes, the Windows 7 machine has the same user name and password as an account on the NAS. But in reality, it shouldn't matter, I should be able to pass different credentials to the NAS if I want. I can access the NAS web page based administration and login with any of the accounts, no issue. The issue I have is when I try to map a drive or access a drive from My Computer or under the network sharing center.
August 10th, 2009 9:47pm
Have you tried this: Click Start Click Control Panel Click System and Maintenance Click Administrative Tools Double-Click Local Security Policy In the left pane, click the triangle next to Local Policy In the left pane, click Security Options In the right pane near the bottom, double-click "Network security: LAN manager authentication level" Click the drop-down box, and click "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated" Click OK This worked on Vista when I was unable to access NAS because of the NTLM policy. It should do the same for Windows 7.
November 9th, 2009 9:03am
I am having the same issue trying to connect to my iOmega NAS. I have tried the steps you outlined and it did not fix the issue. I am able to connect to my NAS with no problem through Windows Media Player, just not through Windows Explorer.The specific error message I receive after entering the correct credentials to my NAS is:"\\iomega-041292\NetHDD is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.The system detected a possible attempt to compromise security. Please ensure that you can contact the server that authenticated you."
November 9th, 2009 9:31am
There are significant number of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on the market that underneath use Linux as a firmware based operating system and Samba as the CIFS file storage application.Most of these devices are compatible with NTLM-V1 but do not support NTLM-V2. The NTLM-V1 is happy with XP, 2000, 2003, ME, 98, 95, NT-4. The NTLM-V2 protocolis required for VISTA, WIN-7, and 2008 unless registry changes are made on those Microsoft operating systems.Good systems are supportable
November 10th, 2009 4:38am
My Iomega drive was accessible with Vista, but not since upgrading to Windows 7. I can access it from other machines, XP and Vista, but I am getting the same "permission" message. This isn't a very complicated device...either the share is either accessible to all or none -- there is no ACL. It does not seem to be a firewall issue, either.
December 5th, 2009 1:18am
I have just got a new PC with Win 7 and set it up with a few profiles. Connected a Iomega Storcenter 750 NAS drive to the router which i can see and access files from one profile. When i switch to another user i can see the drive but when i click it i get asked for a network username and password. All the sharing options are on and the password is off. All profiles are set as admin. The Nas is connected to a network which contains a MAC mini, i can see the Nas from the MAC and edit files.Its just the other profiles on the main machine that keep prompting for a id and password.Any Ideas, Thanks <!-- / message -->
January 14th, 2010 1:40am
I have the or had the same problem. Buffalo NAS boxes would not allow access to a protected folder.I used the info from "metope" and it now works.Buffalo and Lenovo, were unable to help me and as the Lenovo PC came with a OEM Vista business 64 OS, Microfoft would not have supported it.So try this it worked for me.I have ordered Win7 and hope it will on that as wellmetope you rockWe need more people like this in the world...Thanks
January 29th, 2010 4:11pm
Just got our first Windows 7 computer. It would not connect to my Iomega nas drives. Said username or pass were incorrect. Spent half a day trying new users, folders, permissions, workgroups, ip's, computer names, etc... Finally got the Newest IOMEGA Terra drive to connect but the older 300U still refused to work. I tried the instructions above and was able to map my network drives immediately. THANKS!
March 17th, 2010 10:01pm
Metope, thanks, that worked like a charm. Excellent, quick solution appreciated
August 6th, 2010 7:05pm
I ahve the exact same problem. Tried everything listed above and nothing works. Interstingly enough, when i upgraded my laptop in the middle of summer it worked just fine. Stopped working in late October. The only way to get it to see the drives again, outside of Media player is to perform a system restore. of course this only works for a few days and then no access. Have contacted Iomega (no help), Microsoft twice (no help there either). Am i just screwed or what? Any insight woudl be appreciated. Yes, username and password are the same on both sides. Here is the message i get: I am having the same issue trying to connect to my iOmega NAS. I have tried the steps you outlined and it did not fix the issue. I am able to connect to my NAS with no problem through Windows Media Player, just not through Windows Explorer. The specific error message I receive after entering the correct credentials to my NAS is: "\\iomega-XXXX\NetHDD is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
November 15th, 2010 7:41pm