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"Logon Failure: Unknown User Name or Bad Password" error message in Windows 7

The following error message is a common one, and very easy to fix, you may receive when trying to access network drives and shared folders on your HomeGroup or local network: "Logon Failure: Unknown User Name or Bad Password". The upside of this network problem notification is that Windows 7 was able to find the remote computer or shared drive, but that it could not obtain permission to view its content from your computer and Windows user name.

Windows Security network authentication error message in Windows 7


Fix network authentication problems in Windows 7

Here are a few tips and troubleshooting steps for user name / password issues on your local network:

These steps and tips cover just about every problem that you are likely to encounter, and explains your receiving the Windows Security "Enter Network Password" error message.

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