Network pcs only show as media devices and can"t access across network Solved

  1.    23 Jun 2018 #1

    Network pcs only show as media devices and can"t access across network


    After recently updating 2 PCs on a home network (both plugged into only router..then Charter Spectrum Modem) I can no longer access files and folders from each.

    The PCs now see/show each other as "MEDIA DEVICES" and clicking on each opens Windows Media Player......How do i get access to each pc files/folders?

    I have checked/unchecked everything that needs to be in "Networking and sharing center"........

    thanks in advance
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       23 Jun 2018 #2

    Open services.msc and set the 2 Function Discovery services to Automatic and start both.
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  3.    23 Jun 2018 #3

    i will try ..thanks
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  4.    18 Jul 2018 #4

    dmholt57 said: View Post
    Open services.msc and set the 2 Function Discovery services to Automatic and start both.
    sorry for the late reply...was on vacation. i did this but still cannot connect. the pc finally shows as a network computer/folder (but also a media device still) but when i click on it, i get a error
    0x80070035 "Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose"

    all the network sharing settings are correct, no firewall ro antivirus problems, i can ping both computers from each other....
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  5.    19 Jul 2018 #5

    any other suggestions?
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  6.    24 Jul 2018 #6

    i got it working! i changed the name of the pc on the network and also disabled IPV6....i did them at the same time and rebooted so not sure which one exactly fixed it, but its now working!!!!
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       24 Jul 2018 #7

    shagadelic45 said: View Post
    ...not sure which one exactly fixed it, but its now working!!!!
    Changing the name has been reported as a fix by others with similar problems, so it was probably that.
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  8.    05 Nov 2018 #8

    shagadelic45 said: View Post
    i got it working! i changed the name of the pc on the network and also disabled IPV6....i did them at the same time and rebooted so not sure which one exactly fixed it, but its now working!!!!
    I realize that this is an old thread, but I juat wanted to thank you for the name change suggestion. For the past week I haven't been able to access a Windows 10 PC over the network with any of my several media players/devices. Tried several different fixes and none but this worked. I didn't even have to disable IPV6.

    Thanks!!!
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  9.    05 Nov 2018 #9

    pagan65 said: View Post
    I realize that this is an old thread, but I juat wanted to thank you for the name change suggestion. For the past week I haven't been able to access a Windows 10 PC over the network with any of my several media players/devices. Tried several different fixes and none but this worked. I didn't even have to disable IPV6.

    Thanks!!!
    glad it's working!!!!!!!
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