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26 Sep 2016

Connecting to an SMB share from Windows XP

By default, XP will connect to a share as a guest if guest access is allowed, without prompting the user for login credentials. This is unhelpful, if the share is R/O for guests and you want R/W access yourself.

To get R/W access, open cmd.exe and execute:
Powershell net use \\host\share /user:username Note the direction of the slashes! It should then prompt for a password.

If successful, running net use without any other arguments should list the connected shares, and you can then open it in a normal Explorer window.