Technology / Software /
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:
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.