Windows 10: Computers can't see each other on workgroup

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  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Computers can't see each other on workgroup


    Recently added both laptops to a workgroup as suggested here to enable file sharing and it worked perfectly.

    Then suddenly today 1 of the computers can't see the other one.

    Laptop 1 can't see laptop 2
    1 did have a Pin as security while 2 had a password.

    I've changed 1 to a Password too as suggested in another thread but this didn't work.

    Any ideas.

    Thanks Bart
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Then suddenly today 1 of the computers can't see the other one.
    1. Can you still access the PC manually in File Explorer > Address Bar by \\PCNAME or \\IPADDRESS ?
    2. If you can't manually access the PC ... what is the error you're getting ?
    3. If you can manually access the PC and it's just not showing up in File Explorer > Network ... Check Windows
    Services for the following two services ...

    Function Discovery Provider Host - Running | Startup Type set to Automatic Delay
    Function Discovery Resource Publication - Running | Startup Type set to Automatic Delay

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    Thanks
    I haven't tried to access it via file explorer
    Oddily laptop 2 can see Laptop 1 under "Network" but can't access anything as its asking for credentials again.
    Laptop 1 just doenst see 2 at all.
    I'll check via IP when I get Baxk home
    TIA
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    Btw does it matter that 1 laptop is logged in with a Pin and other password. Is there a best practice for this?
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    Oddily laptop 2 can see Laptop 1 under "Network" but can't access anything as its asking for credentials again.
    You changed the Password on 1, right. On 2 go to Control Panel > Credentials Manager > Windows Credentials and you should see credentials for 1 and you can edit the password.

    Btw does it matter that 1 laptop is logged in with a Pin and other password. Is there a best practice for this?
    You should be using a password for both, as it make things easier when sharing.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    You changed the Password on 1, right. On 2 go to Control Panel > Credentials Manager > Windows Credentials and you should see credentials for 1 and you can edit the password.

    You should be using a password for both, as it make things easier when sharing.
    Thanks will do that
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    SOLVED

    changed to password on both and looks like thast resolved it
    thanks for your help
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8

    SOLVED changed to password on both and looks like thast resolved it
    thanks for your help
    Glad you got it fixed and happy to help :)

    Note: You probably already know this :)
    1. You can still use a PIN to sign into the PC on startup, if you want.
    I have Passwords and PINs setup on both my PC's, but use the PIN to signin with as it's shorter/easier than my password.

    2. You can also setup auto login if you want - Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  9.    1 Week Ago #9

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    You changed the Password on 1, right. On 2 go to Control Panel > Credentials Manager > Windows Credentials and you should see credentials for 1 and you can edit the password.


    You should be using a password for both, as it make things easier when sharing.
    Thanks no I didn't know you can have a Pin and password. I thought you have to choose 1 or the other.
    So if I wanted to use pins on both do I set up pins as well now that both have passwords.

    Silly q but I assume auto login is if you've got no concerns about your machine going walkabout and therefore don't want the need to sign in?
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  10.    1 Week Ago #10

    Thanks no I didn't know you can have a Pin and password. I thought you have to choose 1 or the other.
    So if I wanted to use pins on both do I set up pins as well now that both have passwords.
    Yes, just go to Settings > Accounts > Sign in Options

    Silly q but I assume auto login is if you've got no concerns about your machine going walkabout and therefore don't want the need to sign in?
    Yes, auto sign-in does have it's risk, so you may not want to use it.
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