Windows 10: Latest Win 10 will not let me see folders over workgroup Solved

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
  1. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,713
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       06 Jun 2018 #11

    While you are not using a password I would think there is a user name that should be entered. I could be wrong.

    On the device you cannot connect to if you click on the Start icon, then above this there is the power icon, then the settings icon and just above this a little person icon. If you hover over this what name does it produce?

    Then in the windows credential manager under Windows Credential manager on the device you are connecting from is there an enter for the computer you are trying to connect to? If so I would delete and then try to reconnect. Then use that user name you discovered with no password.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Jun 2018 #12

    It did not work, I'm afraid.

    I tried what you suggested and the only entry under Windows Credential Manager that related to the second computer was an entry relating to the PC name before I changed it. I still deleted it. I then went into File Explorer (I use a third party explorer), clicked on the network name of the second computer and instantly got the error message as before.

    I tried again actually with File Explorer and this time the error message adds error code 0x80070035, the network path was not found. There was a diagnose button but that could not find the problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,713
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       06 Jun 2018 #13

    Are you using Defender or another security package?

    Are you using the same package on both devices?

    Do you recall setting up any "Mapping" of drives?

    Might be worth flushing a few of your network components on both devices.

    Run the following four bolded commands. Use a Command Prompt(admin) or Powershell(admin)

    Do not key in info in brackets, therefor your information.

    ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
    nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
    netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
    netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    06 Jun 2018 #14

    When you connect by default Windows passes the username your logged in and if that isn't on the other PC you will get the error. Have you set shares and set permissions on the share to everyone and then have you set NTFS permissions on the shared folder?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    06 Jun 2018 #15

    Hi Caledon Ken,

    I do use Defender (same package) on both computers. I have not mapped any of the drives. I have flushed both computers and the problem remains the same. I am a little puzzled that explorer sees the second computer (under network) and gets the name right but then tells me that it cannot find the network path. Something tells me my computer is confused.

    Hi Samuria, all permissions are set correctly and "everyone" is included on the list. Networking has worked fine for years until this latest version of Windows.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    06 Jun 2018 #16

    Hey Penbwich,
    Try disabling IPv6 on your PC's - Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Note: Reboot PC's after disabling IPv6

    In case you haven't already ....
    Check the two Function Discovery Services in Windows Services
    1. Function Discovery Provider Host - Automatic
    2. Function Discovery Resource Publication - Automatic (Delayed Start)
    3. It can take a minute for the PC's to show up when you first open File Explorer > Network
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
    Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro WS x64 17134.320
       06 Jun 2018 #17

    Here is a script I've made and so far it is working for me.

    Use this command to get the specific network interface name and change it in the script where it is named "Ethernet":
    Code:
    netsh interface ipv4 show subinterfaces
    Script:
    Code:
    @echo off
    :: Start Command Prompt Minimised
    if not "%1" == "min" start /MIN cmd /c %0 min & exit/b
    :: Check for administrative permissions
    >nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system" 
    :: If error flag set, we do not have admin. 
    if '%errorlevel%' NEQ '0' ( 
    echo Requesting administrative privileges... 
    goto UACPrompt 
    ) else ( goto gotAdmin ) 
    :UACPrompt 
    echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" 
    echo UAC.ShellExecute "cmd.exe", "/C """"%~f0""""", , "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" 
    cscript "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" 
    exit /B 
    :gotAdmin 
    if exist "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" ( del "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" ) 
    pushd "%CD%" 
    CD /D "%~dp0" 
    :: Run as Admin code ends
    
    netsh interface set interface name="Ethernet" admin=disabled
    sc config fdPHost start= Auto > NUL 2>&1 
    net start fdPHost > NUL 2>&1
    sc config FDResPub start= delayed-auto > NUL 2>&1 
    net start FDResPub > NUL 2>&1
    net start upnphost > NUL 2>&1
    netsh interface set interface name="Ethernet" admin=enabled
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    06 Jun 2018 #18

    If permissions were set right any update can revert them back to defaults as its basicly a new system
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 37,193
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       06 Jun 2018 #19

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Hey Penbwich,
    Try disabling IPv6 on your PC's - Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Note: Reboot PC's after disabling IPv6

    In case you haven't already ....
    Check the two Function Discovery Services in Windows Services
    1. Function Discovery Provider Host - Automatic
    2. Function Discovery Resource Publication - Automatic (Delayed Start)
    3. It can take a minute for the PC's to show up when you first open File Explorer > Network
    This one works.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  10.    06 Jun 2018 #20

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    This one works.
    No, it doesn't. The multitude of fixes posted so far provide a temporary spark of proper functionality at best. A few minutes or maybe an hour. And then its back to square one.

    At this point the only known workaround that actually works is to assign static IPs to your network PCs and refer to them by their IPs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Related Threads
I have a home network defined by workgroup (not homegroup). Three computers are Windows 10 (vers 1703) and one is Windows Vista. One of the Windows 10 computers can not see any of the other network computers. Nor can it see any of the network...
Network & Sharing Change Workgroup in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Change Workgroup in Windows 10 If your PC is on a large network at a workplace or school, it probably belongs to a domain. If your PC is on a home network, it belongs to a workgroup and might also belong to a homegroup. When you set up...
Hi folks, When windows 10 was first released I downloaded it and burned to DVD using the media creation tool from Microsoft. As windows 10 has now had a major update, and I want to create a DVD with that update on it, without having to...
Workgroup group policies. in Network and Sharing
hello gents and ladies, I am setting up a little work group at home between my laptop and desktop. and for the most part i have gotten it down pat. I know ultimatey I would need Active Directory. But what I want to know is if there is a way to...
Solved Workgroup Problems in Network and Sharing
I have two PCs, a desktop and a laptop, on my LAN. Both machines now have Windows 10. I am simply trying to connect both to a Workgroup so that I can share files. On the desktop, I go into Control Panel, and click Homegroup. I see a message...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:21.
Find Us