1.    22 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10

    Shared folders not visible on other devices

    Hi, I am running Windows 10 and trying to set up a network so that I can transfer photos from an android phone onto my laptop hard drive for back up. I've been using an app to do this and it has worked in the past brilliantly (called "Sweet Home" if interested). Unfortunately since upgrading to Windows 10 and changing my phone it doesn't work. I have also been trying to test the network using ES File Explorer. I have tried setting this up on another laptop running Windows 8 and it works no problem, so the issue must be with my settings.

    I have set up a home group, made sure everything is shared where it should be and permissions set so that the network should be visible to everyone, but the android device can't see the network at all. For reference when setting up the network I followed the step by step in the link below on the Windows 8 laptop and it worked.

    One strange point that I think might be related on the Windows 10 laptop, is when I get to Step 2 (of the link above) under "How to enable sharing on Windows?" the "Share" button is greyed out, even when the folder is not shared. I have to share it by clicking the "Advanced Sharing" button instead.

    Any help would be appreciated as this is driving me insane!
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  2.    23 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Answered my own question. Kaspersky was blocking everything on the LAN. I had to go into Kaspersky settings and change the LAN from "public" to "trusted".
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