Help LAN in ES Explorer


Android Expert
I am using ES Explorer on my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, 4.2.2.

I have setup a LAN to connected to my Win 7 laptop. The settings dialog only works when I check "Anonymous". However when I open the laptop server on the Tab I cannot access any folders other that public. I have checked the laptop sharing properties for the partition I wish to share and ensured that "Share this folder" is checked and permissions is "Everyone" and "allow" all checked.

Any advice please?


Extreme Android User
Win7 should be set up to require a password to log into it. Set up the same login and password in ES. Windows is funny about anonymous net connections, always has been - sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. (In my experience, mostly they don't.)


Android Expert
Thread starter
Thank you but the problem is that if I try to login on the tablet without Anonymous i.e. with laptop name and password I get an error message:-

Error, cannot find server

I enter the server as:-

I do not follow that with a forward slash and folder name as I want to access a whole partition i.e. D:\

Any more advice please?