Windows 10: Network Sharing - I want File Explorer access between computers. Solved

  1.    02 Jul 2018 #1

    Network Sharing - I want File Explorer access between computers.

    I have tried to setup Network Sharing but I can't get anything to communicate to each other.

    Both computers are running Windows 10.
    Both are connected to the same WiFi Network.
    Both are set as Private connections.

    I have a USB drive on one computer and I want to access it from the second computer.

    Part of this need is that I use Windows Backup. It was working but recently we changed out our router and this lates Windows Update has removed Homegroup. Not sure if either of these changes caused the trouble but it isn't working now.

    Any assistance is much appreciated.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,148
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       02 Jul 2018 #2

    Hello Dan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check the items in Option One of the tutorial below to see if that may help.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    However, since this is for a USB drive, you may need to enable SMB1.

    Enable or Disable SMB1 File Sharing Protocol in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    02 Jul 2018 #3

    Thanks Brink. That first link did the trick. It seems to be the Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication were set properly. I didn't have to change anything else.

    The USB drive was found as well. I didn't use the second link. Maybe it is already set for USB drives.

    Thanks again. You released a fair bit of frustration.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,148
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       02 Jul 2018 #4

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it was able to help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
I have 3 computers running Windows 10 1709 , all 3 computers using Workgroup as name . I was trying to locate a shared folder in computer 2 today from Computer 3 , but I cannot find the computer under file Explorer , Network anymore. I...
Network Sharing File Access Problem in Network and Sharing
I've been reviewing the simple folder sharing setup on my three Windows 10 PCs. I'm trying to share folders between three computers on the same network by right clicking the folder and giving access to Everyone without using a Home Group. All...
I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 10 on the same login. I have been modifying network settings, and I have noticed that if my laptop has network discovery totally disabled, but I enable it on my desktop, my desktop can start...
I have three windows 10 PCs and one NAS on my network. One PC (Lenovo 220X) and the NAS are hardwired. The other two are wireless (Surface Pro 1 and Surface pro 4) The surface pro 4 can see but not access either of the two other PCs. The other...
I just bought a new Windows 10 laptop, and I have (successfully) connected/shared my old Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 10 laptop (via an Ethernet cable) so that I can copy files from the old to the new. An odd problem has occurred: When...
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 01:46.
Find Us