Windows 10 refusing to displaying wifi networks


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 refusing to displaying wifi networks


    So i've been having some minor issues with windows 10 on my laptop for a while now involving selecting items directly from the taskbar, I try to open a folder by right clicking on file explorer on the taskbar and going up and it tells me "The item you have selected is unavaliable. It may have been moved, renamed or deleted" despite the fact I hadn't touched the folder in question before or after the update, but now i've discovered a rather serious problem.
    Today I ATTEMPTED to log onto a friend's wifi network while I was at their house and when I clicked on the wifi symbol on the far left side of the taskbar list tried to open and then immidiatly closed itself after 2 seconds without showing anything at all like it's throwing a hissy fit, this is a serious problem becasue now I am now essentially locked out of any wifi network that isn't my home network. Does anyone have any advice with how to sort this out, preferably without having to do a full blow windows 10 reinstall becasue I have a lot of external programs that are going to be next to impossible to get back.
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  2. Posts : 17,370
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    I would try this:
    Reset Network Adapters in Windows 10

    If that doesn't work than this:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    You might also try creating a new user account, make it an administrator, log into it and see if the problem continues in the new user account.
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  3. Posts : 6,979
    windows 10
       #3

    If you open an admin cmd prompt then type

    netsh wlan show networks

    can you see networks
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  4. Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Samuria said:
    If you open an admin cmd prompt then type

    netsh wlan show networks

    can you see networks
    I can see the networks but that's half the problem, what about actually changing networks?
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  5. Posts : 8,699
    Mac OS Catalina
       #5

    python159 said:
    I can see the networks but that's half the problem, what about actually changing networks?
    Network and sharing in ControlPanel. Try uninstalling the drivers and wifi network device in device manager then reboot.
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  6. Posts : 6,979
    windows 10
       #6

    A few different way to connect to wireless try them all How to connect to a Wi-Fi network on Windows 10 | Windows Central
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