Laptop doesn't detect shared folders from my PC

  1.    #1

    Laptop doesn't detect shared folders from my PC


    I am lost... spent a lot of time on this but can't figure out what might be wrong.
    PC and laptop, both Windows 10 x64.
    Both connected to a router (Asus AS-RT88U, FWIW)
    Wired. I removed cable from the laptop and it switched to WiFi, it made no difference.

    On both .. I did the following:

    1. Windows Features: Enable SMB direct
    2. Windows Features: Enable SMB 1.0 (not really necessary for new pc's)
    3. Windows Explorer: Tab View->Use Sharing Wizard: Enabled
    4. Win-R, Services.msc: Function Discovery Resource Publication - set to Automatic and Started (they show 'Running')
    5. Win-R, Services.msc: Function Discovery Provider Host - set to Automatic and click Started (they show 'Running')
    6. Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Centre->Change Advanced sharing settings:
    Under Private (Current Profile)
    a. Turn ON Network discovery, tag "Turn on automatic setup..."
    b. Turn ON "File and Printer sharing"
    [Save changes]
    Under All Networks:
    c. Turn ON sharing so that anyone with network access can read and write files in Public Folders
    Under File Sharing connections
    d. select "Use 128-bit encryption..."
    Under Password-protected sharing
    e. Turn OFF password-protected sharing
    7. Win-R Services.msc: SSDP Discovery, set startup type to Automatic
    8. Win-R Services.msc: UPnP Device Host, set startup type to Automatic
    Source for item 7+9https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...over-a-network

    9. Win-R Services.msc: DNS client is running

    Now, on the PC only
    10. R-click folder to be shared, Properties, tab Sharing (status is 'Not Shared')
    -click on [Share...]
    -in panel "Choose people to share with", select "Everyone" from the dropdown
    -Permission level: change 'Read' to 'Read/Write'
    -click on [Share] at the bottom
    -done + close

    with this I assumed the folder would be visible on the laptop.

    This is what I got.
    Note, I also tried a firewall reset.


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    Is this a router issue?
    Should I set something in Windows Firewall?
    Or did I skip something?

    Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    Windows doesnt look for shares it asks the master browser which can take time to update that uses netbios so it can resolve the name but in the mean time you should be able to connect using ip ie \\192.168.1.25\sharename.

    Running this on all pcs will show which is master browser and see it it sees everything it often brings it back to life https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/netbios_scanner.html

    What folder exactley have you shared as some folders under users, windows,desktop have special permissions set. Wen you setup the share have you set NTFS permission on the folder or you wont be going anywhere
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    #3

    Sorry, I am not sure I understand you. I am not an expert.
    Am using Windows Explorer to access folders.


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      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    BTW:
    - should SMB1 be enabled?
    - should Ethernet Properties->TCP/IPv4 Properties IP and DNS addresses be left 'automatically' (i.e. blank)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    #5

    Did you try connecting via the IP and did the scanner show each PC and which is master browser?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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