Deactivate "Password protected sharing" in Windows7 and 8

If "Password protected sharing" is activated in Windows 7 and 8 computer, we cannot see the shared folder on that computer from network without username and passowrd.
It is not a problem if you make a password for Windows login and use it usually for Windows login. You can use your username and that password for scanning shared folder in EasyMPD WEB GUI.
But if you did not use password for Windows login, you cannot see the shared folder on your computer in "Search Directories" of EasyMPD WEB GUI because you don't know the username and password.

Even in this case, you can see the shared folder if you turn off "Password protected sharing" in your computer. Here we'll look at how to do it.

[On Windows 7 computer]

Enter "advanced sharing" in search at Windows "Start" button and then select "Manage advanced sharing settings" in the search result.

Click the expansion button at right side of "Home or Work" and expand the detail.

Scroll down and find "Password protected sharing". And then select "Turn off password protect sharing" and click "Save changes"


[On Windows 8 computer]


Select "Search" at side bar appeared when you point upper right corner with mouse.

Enter "advanced sharing". And click "Setting" and then click "Manage advanced sharing settings" at right windows.

Expand "All Networks" with clicking right expansion button.

Scroll down and find "Password protected sharing" and select "Turn off password protected sharing". And click "Save changes".


Now the shared folder will be shown without Username and Password in "Search Directories" of EasyMPD WEB GUI

But if it still request Username and Password even though you already turned off "Password protected sharing", you should create the password for Windows login.

[Create a password for your account in Windows computer]

Enter "user account" in search at Windows "Start" button and then select "User Accounts" in the search result.

Click "Create a password for your account".

Enter a password and click "Create password" button.

If you create a password here, your computer will ask a password for logging into your computer whenever it starts.