Windows 10: Network Storage Shares no longer viewable after Windows last update Solved

  1.    12 Dec 2017 #1

    Network Storage Shares no longer viewable after Windows last update

    I have 4 NAS arrays. When I open Windows Explorer and look under Network there is as there always has been a section for "Computers" and another section for "Storage". Prior to the update, The NAS boxes would also appear in the "Computers" section. This allowed you to click on the NAS name to display the shares and map a drive or create a network location.

    Now after the update, the NAS boxes no longer show up in the "Computer" section. They only show up in the "Storage" section and will not allow me to see the shares or map them in Windowos Explorer.

    Has this functionality been moved? I can't map my shares anymore. The previous shares work on the PCs where they were previously mapped but when I log into the NAS and create a new share, Windows Explorer won't display it so I can't map it.
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  2.    13 Dec 2017 #2

    answer found on

    Just to pass this on here, I found this information on the Microsoft Support site and it is now the only way I can find to map a drive letter to a share on a NAS in Windows Explorer after the last update due to the changes described above from the update.

    Go into explorer and right click on computer, select, Add A Network Location, and then Choose a custom Network Location and then enter in my \\Nas (old drive location that I can no longer see) then select browse.
    This worked for me, but I also had to add my sharename. ie: \\NASname\Sharename

    This added a link under "This PC" in Windows Explorer. I then was able to map a drive letter to the NAS from that link.
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  3.    15 Dec 2017 #3

    Another issue brought about by Microsoft dropping support for SMB 1.0. It has broken network discovery of devices that use NetBIOS as a discovery method, brought forth authentication issues with certain machines, etc.

    Basically you are being forced to stop using WORKGROUP or if you do use it then mapping drives to network shares is the ONLY alternative or, resort to using HOMEGROUP which is less than desirable!

    You do have a third option, get yourself an AD server! Thanks Microsoft, how hard would it have been to bridge the gap here for users? You could have provided support for NetBIOS in SMB 2 and 3 but NO!
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