Windows 10: W10-home and -pro behave different on shared folders

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  1. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
       23 Sep 2015 #1

    W10-home and -pro behave different on shared folders


    Who can tell me why W10-home shows all shared folders on the other 2 computers and the router in my home-network like I am used for years now in W7-(all versions) but W10-pro only shows the shared folder on its own computer? Pinging the other 2 computers running W10-home and XP-pro and router works perfect on all computers including W10-pro. Both W10-versions are from the same ISO-DVD used to update W7-home and W7-pro and without any problems.
    I have read a lot in the internet and found this network issue over and over again. Most of the time people do not write if it is W10-home or W10-pro. So some say it works and others don't. Today again: selected the user+password option for XP-pro and it was there in seconds. I use the XP-pro for some older fine working hardware as W7 has no drivers.
    The pictures show both W10 computers with the shared folders they can offer. Only W10-Home shows them all.

    Called Microsoft Netherland and they have a solution but only if I pay $125,-. That is cheap as they will look into the 3 computers for a year for that money. The chick that was helping me, as she called it , I told that she was selling instead of helping. She disagreed and got angry.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails netwerk view and access on W10-home.JPG   W10-pro network.JPG  
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  2.    23 Sep 2015 #2

    Is your Windows 10 Pro setup for network discovery and file sharing? Look on the Network Control Panel and see if the network connected to is listed as public or private - that's the biggest indicator. It needs to be set to private to allow network discovery and file sharing.
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  3. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
    Thread Starter
       24 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks for the reply and sorry, but cannot find exactly what you are pounting to. I have set both home and pro to the same network-settings all over and selected the private/home only version at startup.
    Could you add some screendumps where I have to look as I am running a Dutch version? Could it be that W10-pro has more security build in and protects the PC this way?
    By the way: as I told the lady of MS I never had any sharing problems in W7-pro she suggested to rollback W10...........
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  4.    24 Sep 2015 #4

    Right click on your network icon near the clock in the task bar and select "Open Network and Sharing Center". All of your computers should say Private Network.

    Klik met de rechtermuisknop op het netwerk icoon in de buurt van de klok in de taakbalk en selecteer Open Network and Sharing Center. Al uw computers moet Private Network zeggen.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Network.jpg  
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  5. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
    Thread Starter
       25 Sep 2015 #5

    Thanks for the screendump and the translation. Beside that I am using a LAN and not a WIFI and all computers are connected via router in my home-network it looks the same on all computers.
    The only difference up to now is that W10-pro offers me a lot of settings to change running GPedit.exe where W-home does not allow me to run it.
    Started clicking on all options from the page you send me, both -home and -pro are configured the same way. In the end I stumbled over the Firewall with its many security settings I do not understand anymore as they are too complex.

    Did you notice that this forum is rapidly growing with more or less the same "do not find in home network" issues?
    Why was W7-pro in a home networking running so relaxed?
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  6.    26 Sep 2015 #6

    could you tell me how you got to name the different comp


    could you tell me how you got to name the different computers as in hp, laptop asus examp
    mine show us as destop-dkjd and desktop - blal bla exam I want them to be hippy, and cores, but I dont know how to change, I called them names when I was prompted to , but that is what they now called,
    step by step instructions would be good
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  7.    26 Sep 2015 #7

    jenleonard said: View Post
    could you tell me how you got to name the different computers
    Settings - System - About (in left hand column) - Rename PC button.
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  8.    26 Sep 2015 #8

    wow, thanks so much


    I had been pulling my hair out for 2 days,
    I am sure I not the only one had this stupid issue, usually when windows is loading the first time we get to name it , but no they again gone and made something a bit harder to do.

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Settings - System - About (in left hand column) - Rename PC button.
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  9.    27 Sep 2015 #9

    Thanks NavyLCDR, your info fixed my issue, restart and both machines networking as I wanted, but the 3rd machine is windows 10 home and it also cant get on the network and see either of the new 2 machines, but I can see laptop from the new machines.
    So I figuring that windows 10 pro is way better than the windows 10 home at networking, and that we should not mix them together, am I right
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  10. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
    Thread Starter
       27 Sep 2015 #10

    jenleonard said: View Post
    both machines networking as I wanted, but the 3rd machine is windows 10 home and it also cant get on the network and see either of the new 2 machines
    As I understand it you have two PRO's and one HOME and the Pro's see one another but the HOME is not seen on either PRO.
    Does the HOME sees both PRO's?
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