Windows Cannot Access\\ PC(computer name) Errors

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  1. Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro/Education x64

    Glad you got it sorted.
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  2. Posts : 1,099
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    I think the whole mess that Windows calls Networking has been a hit and miss affair ever since Windows started out as a serious OS back in the days of Windows 3.11

    Sometimes it works, other times it just fails whatever you do. I don't think even Gandalf the Wizard could get this cludge to work.

    I've just arrived back home after a few days trip to the UK and connected a laptop while there to Virgin Internet.

    Back home now I can't even see THIS computer the one I'm logged on to -- using Windows explorer - Network--never mind the other ones in the network - and I've re-booted router etc etc.

    Windows networking is just such a horrendous monster -- never mind about all these "extra features we're building into Windows 10" -- just PLEASE Ms get some network people, lock them into a small room with no windows or toilets and say you are not leaving until Windows networking is fixed -- and if you really want a nice quick getaway "there's a nice little Water bath -- CIA prepared with quality guaranteed -- " waiting for you just outside your meeting room.

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  3. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809

    Hey Optimxr,
    Glad you got it sorted out :)

    Since it's appears you don't need/want SMB1, I would make sure it's uninstalled on your PC's (Make sure no boxes are checked). It is an old technology after all.
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  4. Posts : 51
    windows 10

    It's now 2020 November and this problem persists. Are we ever going to get a permanent solution?
    Last edited by oldcelt; 25 Nov 2020 at 08:22. Reason: spelling
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  5. Posts : 63

    I had the same problem with all of my 4 PCs which are on version 20H2. I went through the litany of making sure that all of my PCs were in the same workgroup, checked to make sure that network discovery and print/file sharing were on, turned off password protected sharing, checked that all of the appropriate services were started (set all of them to automatic start), made sure that SSMB1.0/CIFS was installed, and other changes via Secpol, regedit, Gpedit. I pretty much tried everything with no successful results. In desperation, I then created the additional three users on each of my 4 PCs and voila, I was able to have all PCs connect to each other, but had to go through 3 authentication processes on each PC. And now all the shares are available amongst the 4 PCs. It appears that the PCs themselves are being treated as a shared resource just as the shared files/folders ?
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  6. Posts : 71
    windows 10

    Help me understand. You added three additional users ie. one of the PC's had four users and the other three didn't? Then once you added the extra users your networking was back to normal? I've got a problem where one PC is hard-wired and the other is WIFI connected. I can see the WIFI PC in the hard-wired PC's network but not vice versa. Tried most of the fixes in this thread but no joy. It's probably a good thing most of us have more "home time" to help Microsoft troubleshoot their products eh (Can)?
    Is this vid any help? How to set up Network File Sharing on Windows 10 | Enable Network Discovery and Configure Sharing - YouTube
    Last edited by trembuzz; 27 Jan 2021 at 15:10.
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  7. Posts : 63

    Basically, I added/created users on each PC to reflect the exact user population on the network. So, since I have 4 PCs, I added three additional users on each of the 4 PCs, with the Ids/pswds that were created on the other 3 PCs. Here are some helpful links to peruse - ever since 1803, networking has been modified several time by MSFT:

    Hope this helps.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oops, I'm attaching a text file with ALL of the links that should've been listed in my previous reply.
    Windows Cannot Access\ PC(computer name) Errors Attached Files
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  8. Posts : 71
    windows 10

    Got a 403 error message from your first link. I had to copy and paste from the txt file. I didn't go that route but was able to get things working with a combination of these 2 links. Windows 7/8/10 - “You Do Not Have Permission To Access” Error Fix - YouTube FIX: Windows 10 Network Computers Not Showing in Explorer. (Solved) - - Windows Tips & How-tos Method 4. in the second link worked for me.
    Thank you for your input. Much appreciated!
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