Can't share files on Win 10 Pro 64 machine

  1. Posts : 10
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Can't share files on Win 10 Pro 64 machine

    I have a home network that used to work fine. Recently I had to replace my main desktop (win10 pro 64) and now I can't seem to set the new machine up to play nice with the others. Here's the main components in the network:
    Desktop Win 10 Pro 64 bit Wired to LAN
    Notebook Win 8.1 Home 32 bit Wireless
    Laptop Win 10 Home 64 bit Wireless

    There are printers, phones, TVs, etc, but the files I need to share come from/to these three computers. The Laptop and the Notebook work fine with each other. The Desktop can "see" the laptop and the Notebook shares OK, but the Laptop and Notebook cannot "see" the desktop shares.
    I can PING every which way just fine; from/to any of the three. I can "see" the shares on the Desktop from the Notebook and Laptop if I put the Desktop's \\computername\sharename in a browser's url field, but the Lap&Note cannot see the desktop shares over the LAN.

    I have tried disabling the firewalls on all of them, no change. I have triple checked all the sharing/permissions and cannot see what's wrong. ANY ideas are welcomed! Thanx.
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  2. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809

    Hey MikeyChris
    Check Windows Services and make sure the following two services are Running and their startup type is Automatic Delay

    Function Discovery Provider Host (FDPHost)
    Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub)

    See this tutorial - Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Note: With the two Function Discovery Services startup type set to Automatic Delay it can take a minute for shares to show in File Explorer > Network
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 10
    Win 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter


    Eagle 51 - I just left a message, but I don't see it here, so I will post again. THANK YOU! You solved it!!!!

    FDP Hot was running, but
    FDResPub was NOT. Both were set to manual start.
    Last edited by MikeyChris; 19 Sep 2018 at 11:08. Reason: Incomplete message
      My Computer


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