Can't access one computer on my network


  1. Posts : 112
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
       #1

    Can't access one computer on my network


    I have a strange problem and can't find an answer.

    My network has the following computers:
    -Win 10 Pro desktop
    -Win 10 Home laptop
    -Win 7 desktop

    From the laptop, I can't see or access the Win 10 Pro desktop but I can see and access the Win 7 desktop.

    I can see and access the laptop from both other computers
    I can see and access the Win 7 desktop from both other computers

    I have checked the network settings of all computers and they are all the same:
    Private/Network Discovery
    - Turn on network discovery
    - Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices
    - Turn on file and printer sharing
    Guest or Public
    - Turn on network Discovery
    - Turn on file and printer sharing
    All Networks
    -Public folder sharing
    -Turn on sharing so anyone with......
    -Media Streaming
    - Media streaming options "Allow all"
    -File Sharing connections
    - Use 128-bit encryption....
    - Turn off password protected sharing


    What else can I check?
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,067
    windows 10
       #2

    How are you trying to connect ie filemanger cmdline? Can you ping the pc can you connect via ip instead of name? try this can it see it and which is the Master Browser it will tell you NetBScanner - NetBIOS scanner
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  3. Posts : 112
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm trying to access the desktop computer using File Manager on the laptop.

    The laptop and desktop can successfully ping each other.

    When I run NetBScanner on each system, I can see the IP address, Workgroup and MAC address of the other system. Neither are the Master Browser.

    This doesn't make any sense to me. If the computers can ping each other, why can't File Explorer see the desktop from the laptop?

    What else can I do?
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  4. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,067
    windows 10
       #4

    There must be a master browser when you try and connect Windows doesn't look it asks the master browser for a list rerun scan make sure of have been on a while as it can take time to elect master make sure NetBIOS is running on all PC's as it's that which acts like local DNS
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  5. Posts : 187
    Windows 10
       #5

    I had the same problem and this fixed it for me:

    How To FIX Missing Computer Icons In Network Folder - Microsoft Community
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  6. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 4,116
    Windows 10
       #6

    @JSheridan: thanks for sharing this interesting and informative reference. Good find!
    --Ed--
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  7. Posts : 187
    Windows 10
       #7

    EdTittel said:
    @JSheridan: thanks for sharing this interesting and informative reference. Good find!
    --Ed--
    My pleasure Ed. Thanks for the kind words.
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  8. Posts : 112
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #8

    JSheridan said:
    I had the same problem and this fixed it for me:
    How To FIX Missing Computer Icons In Network Folder - Microsoft Community
    That worked like a charm.
    Thank you for the help!
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  9. Posts : 187
    Windows 10
       #9

    dsscottage said:
    That worked like a charm.
    Thank you for the help!
    You're welcome, it was my pleasure.
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