When I access a shared folder on Windows using the PC’s name (e.g. \pc-name\c\folder) and provide login information, but then try to access the same folder using its IP address (e.g. \ipaddress\c\folder), I have to enter my login credentials again.

Why is this necessary, even though I can still access the files from the first method?

Askify Moderator Edited question April 25, 2023