shared folders not accessible after HomeGroup removed


  1. Posts : 21
    Win 7
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    shared folders not accessible after HomeGroup removed


    I have three computers, two of them connected directly to the router, one over WiFi. All three of them run the latest version of Win 10 built 1803 (build 17134.191) . Ever since I upgraded the computers to 1803 and HomeGroup was removed, I have been having problems with networking. Computer A can see computer B and C, but B and C cannot consistently see A (shared folders, shared printer) sometimes they do, sometimes not. Rebooting does not help.

    Please advise, thank you.
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  2. Eagle51's Avatar
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
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    Computer A can see computer B and C, but B and C cannot consistently see A (shared folders, shared printer) – sometimes they do, sometimes not.
    If you haven't already .... Check Windows Services for the following two services ...

    Function Discovery Provider Host - Running and Startup Type set to Automatic Delay
    Function Discovery Resource Publication - Running and Startup Type set to Automatic Delay
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  3. DMGrier's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Build 1803
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    Is the computer that has the file share wired or wireless?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello dudley,

    In addition, you might also check using the tutorial below to see if it may help.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 21
    Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    My apologies for the delayed answer – I was traveling. Thanks for all your replies.

    The issue still persists. I had experimented with Function Discovery Provider and Function Discovery Resource before posting the question here as I read about this issue with 1803. I had no success setting them to Auto Delay.

    @ DMGrier – the computer that is not discoverable has a wired connection.

    @ Brink – I checked the tutorial and the subsequent discussion but found no answer to my problem. Just to remind everyone – the problematic computer is sometimes accessible (but more often it is not).

    Thanks.
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  6. Samuria's Avatar
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    windows 10
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    Can you ping it by name and IP?
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  7. Posts : 21
    Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #7

    i can ping it by IP. I cannot ping it by name.
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  8. Samuria's Avatar
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    windows 10
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    Netbios is the problem run this on all pcs and look which one is the master browser NetBScanner - NetBIOS scanner
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  9. Posts : 21
    Win 7
    Thread Starter
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    OK, I ran NETBScanner on all three machines. Computer A (the one that is not accessible, wired) is not the Master Browser, nor is Computer B (wired connection). Computer C, that is connected via WiFi (also our backup computer, not frequently used) is the Master Browser.

    OK, how do I use this info ? :)
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  10. Eagle51's Avatar
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
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    OK, I ran NETBScanner on all three machines. Computer A (the one that is not accessible, wired) is not the Master Browser, nor is Computer B (wired connection). Computer C, that is connected via WiFi (also our backup computer, not frequently used) is the Master Browser.

    OK, how do I use this info ? :)
    Sometimes just running NETBScanner can get things working again, but not always and now we know which PC is the Master Browser, which can be helpful :)

    1. When say that C is not frequently used, do you mean it's not turned on all the time ?
    2 Do you have SMBv1 installed on your PC's ?
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