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  1. Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Ult, 8.1 Pro, 10 Pro, Archlinux
       24 Jun 2015 #1

    Solved: Can't see other computers in Workgroup on Windows 10


    Hi all,

    I'm finding Windows 10 enjoyable and pleasant for the most part.

    Unfortunately, some things that are easy to find or to do (probably due to years of experience) in Windows 7 and 8/8.1 are not easy to find, assuming they exist at all, in Windows 10 build 10130. For instance, I've looked high and low for "Change PC Settings" and it is like the proverbial needle in the haystack.

    My present problem is that I can't see other computers in my network/workgroup. They are visible to my Windows 7 and 8.1 computers. My network is set to private in Windows 10. Find devices is set to on.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks,

    keseyken

    I note that I can ping all my devices, Squeezeboxes, WDMycloud hard disk, chromecast, computers etc., and the squeezeboxes, Logitech Media Server , WDMYcloud and Chromecast are showing up as devices.
    Last edited by keseyken; 26 Jun 2015 at 04:54. Reason: solved
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  2. Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,913
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Jun 2015 #2

    There's a Settings icon in the start menu, just about the All Apps button and Power Buttons. This is the same as "Change PC Settings" in Windows 8.x
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  3. Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Ult, 8.1 Pro, 10 Pro, Archlinux
       24 Jun 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    There's a Settings icon in the start menu, just about the All Apps button and Power Buttons. This is the same as "Change PC Settings" in Windows 8.x
    Thanks Mystere.

    On going into "Change advanced sharing settings"

    Private (current profile)
    "Turn on network discovery" is checked
    "Turn on automatic setup of network-connected devices" is checked
    "Turn on file and printer sharing" is checked

    I can't see my blooming computers nevertheless. So what other witchery is afoot?
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,277
    win 10 Insider
       25 Jun 2015 #4

    I've had this before, as well, but network shares seem to be OK now (10130).

    Try re-booting your routers and see whether the shares show up then.
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  5. Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Ult, 8.1 Pro, 10 Pro, Archlinux
       25 Jun 2015 #5

    linw said: View Post
    I've had this before, as well, but network shares seem to be OK now (10130).

    Try re-booting your routers and see whether the shares show up then.
    Thanks for the suggestion linw. Unfortunately no joy.

    It seems to me that File and Printer sharing is not actually turned on, even though "Turn on file and printer sharing" is checked.

    When I click on the only thing showing under "Network" i.e. the Windows 10 computer name icon, I see only a blank page. When I do the same in e.g. Windows 7 with the
    Windows 7 computer name icon, I see the link for "Users/Share".
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  6. Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Ult, 8.1 Pro, 10 Pro, Archlinux
       25 Jun 2015 #6

    Well, knock me down with a feather.

    Change Windows 10 login from a PIN to password and the other computers, devices on the network become visible and accessible.
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  7. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,277
    win 10 Insider
       25 Jun 2015 #7

    Ah, never thought of that! Never used a pin, myself.

    So, the problem is one of credentials, I guess.
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  8. Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 591
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       05 Jul 2015 #8

    linw said: View Post
    Ah, never thought of that! Never used a pin, myself.

    So, the problem is one of credentials, I guess.
    Yes! I was having the same issue, but simply signing on with my password vs. PIN solved it.
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  9. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       28 Aug 2015 #9

    Same problem here, and sure enough the problem was using a PIN. Not using a PIN is hardly a solution, though – I find it much more convenient to use a PIN. Let's hope Microsoft fixes this.
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  10. Join Date : Dec 2014
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home
       10 Sep 2015 #10

    Hmmm , I am having a similar problem but I don't use PINS .

    Suddenly, today, from my MAIN pc, I can no longer see my other networked PCs in File Manager. I can see all other networked devices, just not the computers!!! I can ping the other computers, I can remote access all computer vis TeamViewer, but I cannot see other computer or map a drive ( as I no longer can see them listed).

    On the other PCs, I can see all my computers, including the MAIN one. All discovery in on for all computers as it always was. Everything is on the same workgroup ; nothing is on a homegroup. Everything in on Windows 10.

    Was working fine all this time. until today. Any suggestions?
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